Calendars in Ancient America
cycle divided into 13 “months” of twenty days (used by
most of the ancient Mesoamericans)
cycle, divided into 18 “months” of twenty days. The five
leftover days were called the “resting,” or “sleep of
cycle divided into four quadrants of 819 days (the product
of 7 x 9 x 13, all sacred numbers to the Maya).
count” calendar counted days from the creation of the
world (said to be on August 11, 3114 B.C.)
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None of the calendars existing in ancient
America consisted of a seven day week. Most consisted of periods of 20
days, repeating over the course of the year.
Last Modified June 14, 2008