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Topic: [HM] Mayan numeration
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Re: [HM] Mayan numeration
Posted: Aug 3, 2000 10:04 AM
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Try Michael Closs' works on Precolumbian mathematics.

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On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Steven Johnson wrote:

> I am currently teaching a History of Mathematics course which
> is part of a program to allow teachers to get a math endorsement
> for their teaching credential. One of the participants did a
> presentation on Mayan numeration. In his presentation he
> observed that books and web sites differ in their interpretation
> (true base 20 or modified to include 360 in place of 400). My
> question is this. What reference(s) on Mayan mathematics are
> currently considered to be the most authoritative? In particular,
> is there a current resource which is both accurate and accessible
> to a non-specialist?

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