Astra's Maya Astronomy page graphic is derrived from the above image of El Caracol, believed to be an ancient observatory used by the Maya at Chichén Itzá in Yucatán. Windows on the top level were aligned to crucial points in the solar cycle. This image was taken by R. Kihm in 1986.

Astra's Special Feature:
Maya Lunar Series by Robert Kihm

Maya Astronomy Links

The Maya Astronomy Page - hosted and maintained by Michiel Berger - text from a lecture by Astra
Maya Prophecies: - Maya beliefs about in December 2012
The Dresden Codex - from the Ancient Astronomy Home Page
Maya Calendar and Cosmology - John Jenkins
Mesoamerican Archaeoastronomy - from Astronomy Pages of James Q. Jacobs
Maya Astronomy from Crystal Links - some descriptions shamelessly ripped off from The Maya Astronomy Page !

Maya / Mesoamerica Archeology Links

Maya Archaelogy Home Page - - Carlos Pellicer Museum of Anthropology
Mesoamerican Archaeology Web Site
MED (Maya Epigraphic Database Project)
Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations
Altar Q and Copan - feature article by David Stuart from thePeabody Museum
Maya Exploration Center
FAMSI - Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc.

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Recent Discoveries and Developments

Early Maya Murals at San Bartolo - Extensive Murals & Hieroglyphs ~100 AD
La Corona, Guatemala - Site Q? - National Geographic Article
El Mirador - Home to 100,000 in 200 BCE? - From Mostly Maya, links to other info

Other Links to Ancient Astronomy

Astra's Astrology Link - For Seekers on Other Paths
History of Astronomy - Archaeoastronomy, Ancient Astronomy and Ethnoastronomy
Archeoastronomy in Space and Time - from Technische Universitšt Berlin
Links for Culture, Astronomy and Cosmology
Robert Bauval - author of "The Orion Mystery"
Center for Archaeoastronomy
Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge
Archeoastronomy ancient astronomy Good Links!
Hopewell Lunar Astronomy J. Knapp - Early Astronomers in Ohio???
Didn't know about the Newark Earthworks? Hopewell structures survive in Newark, Ohio

Links to the Maya / Mesoamerica

The Maya Home Page - - Maya Art Books
Mystery of the Maya - Canadian Museum of Civiliazation
Institute of Maya Studies - Affiliate of Miami Science Museum
Lords of the Earth - - Maya/Aztec/Inca Exchange
Teotihuacan The City of the Gods - from the Archeological Research Institute (ASU)TEO research laboratory
Clive Ruggles - Images from Mesoamerica
Popol Vuh the Maya Creation Myth - from Jaguar Sun
Mundo Maya Online
Maya Ruins - Barbara A. McKenzie
The Maya Today - A living culture
Maya Vase Database - Justin Kerr's Rollouts
Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies - FAMSI

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Maya Calendrics

Yucatan's Maya Calendar (bilungual)
Maya Calendar Tools
The Classic Maya Calendar and Day Numbering System - - by David Mills
Maya Calendar - by Ivan Van Laningham
The Maya Calendar from Calendar Studies - other calendars more than just Julian !


ARCHAEOASTRONOMY: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture
Archaeoastronomy & Ethnoastronomy News
Archaeology Magazine

Links to Meso America for the Traveler

Maya Travel Service Belize Travel
The Yucatan Web
Belize On-line

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K'inal Winik Cultural Center - Maya Art, Language and Culture
- once an annual event at Cleveland State University

Someday it May come Back, who knows?

Other and Requests

Kuxan Suum: Path to the Center of the Universe!

This science fiction book by Dora Musielak about a Maya princess who travels on a light beam to the center of the universe. The story presents astronomical information and thought provoking astronomical questions in aMaya fantasy setting. Illustrations from Hubble Space Telescope complete the volume.

Mayan Ruins
Maya Glyph Jewelry - by Jim Lutz
Mesoamerica Web ring - by James Q. Jacobs
Center for Archaeastronomy's Lost Codex Books (MesoAmerican Archaeology and Archaeoastronomy books)
The Palenque Project
MesoAmerica Ballgame (football? soccer? try this sport!)
Mesoamerica at the University of Texas

A Tribute to Linda Schele

Edgewalker - a movie about Linda Schele
Access Linda Schele's Drawings - from FAMSI
A Tree for Linda
Linda Schele Precolumbian Endowment
Wikipedia article on Linda Schele

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Astra's Content

Orion in MesoAmerica--article by Astra

The Maya Astronomy PageAstra's lecture from Michel Berger!

Feature Article

Lunar Series - See the banner below the image of Caracol