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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:48 am 
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The Serpent Series: Precession in the Maya Dresden Codex by Michael J. Grofe, Ph.D.

http://www.mayaexploration.org/pdf/Serp ... fe2007.pdf

This is an excellent doctoral thesis, arguing for evidence that Mayan astronomy had good understanding of precession of the equinoxes.
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From Table of Contents
Chapter I: Introduction 4
The Dresden Codex and Maya Astronomy 4
The Persistence of Colonial Interpretations 16
Astronomy and Astrology 19

Chapter II: Precession 30
The Nature of Precession 30
A Brief History of Precession 33
Astro-Mythology and pan-Babylonianism 37
Precession in Mesoamerica? 41

Chapter III: The Serpent Series Introductory Distance Number:
The Tropical Year and Solar Sidereal Precession 52
Maya Time Reckoning and the Serpent Series 53
The Serpent Series 56
Precession in the Serpent Series 86

Chapter IV: The Lunar Calculations in the Serpent Series 123

Chapter V: Serpent Series Dates 202


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