(again postponing the RMP for two experimental calendar reconstructions)
Seven-Fur Calendar of the Altai in Siberia Condor Calendar of Tiahuanaco in Bolivia
A recent genetical study revealed that several tribes from the Altai Mountains left Siberia 13,000 years ago, ventured along the Beringia into Alaska, spread from there, and slowly populated the Americas. A linguistic experiment of now eight years, combined with archaeological studies, led me to postulate a calendar of the Seven Furs for Siberia in around 13 000 BP, and a condor calendar for Tiahuanaco in Bolivia, first millennium AD, inspired by the Bennett Monolith in the northern court of the Akapana Pyramid. For the sake of brevity and easy comprehension I render my reconstructions in the form of a fable that also serves as an overall conjunctive.
13,000 years ago the pole star was bright Vega. A sky god had been worshipped in the guise of an eagle. His eyes were moon and sun. He mirrored himself in lakes. On the hill of Altay in the northern tip of Xinjiang stood a sanctury in form of four poles that marked a rectangle, oriented in the South-North and East-West direction, providing sighting lines of Vega and the rising and setting sun on the equinoxes and solstices (- owing to the geographical latitude and the period of time it was the Sacred Rectangle 3 by 4 diagonal 5). Seven Furs (actually the furs of six different animals plus feathers of an eagle) named Siberia, and the seven places of the world - here, south and north of me, east and west of me, under and above me (the latter the realm of the eagle) -, and the seven days of an Old Siberian week, basis of a n Old Siberian calendar (which you don't find in books). Time was counted on knotted strings or cords
1 knot or 1 week or 7 days 1 cord or 13 knots or 91 days 9 moons are 3 cords minus 1 knot (266 days) 6 years are 24 cords plus 1 knot (2191 days)
30 29 30 29 30 29 30 29 30 days are 266 days for 9 moons or lunations or synodic months.
Now for Tiahuanaco in Bolivia near the Peruvian border, first millennium AD. The Akapana Pyramid was an artifical hill of seven layers. Standing on the top one saw the sun rise from Mount Illimani (house mountain of La Paz) and set on Lake Titicaca, a wide expanse of water with a sun island and a moon island. The eagle became a condor, the sky god of the lunar eye and solar eye mirroring himself in the lake. Time was counted on condor strings, one 'condor' representing a short month of 26 days
1 condor for 26 days 7 condors for half a year (182 days) 14 condors 1 day for a regular year (365 days) 14 condors 2 days for a leap year (366 days) 92 condors for 81 moons (2392 days) (mistake four hours in fifty years)
15 and 17 lunations counted in the above mode yield 443 and 502 days respectively. 17 15 17 15 17 lunations yield 502 945 1447 1890 2392 days for 17 32 49 64 81 lunations. 2392 days are 92 periods of 26 days, counted continually. (Modern average of one lunation or synodic month 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.9 seconds, value from 1989 AD) The method of keeping records with knotted strings survived for a long time in the quipu system of the Inca who admired and partly copied the earlier, in their opinion very old civilization of Tiahuanaco.