Re: maize in ancient India: transpacific links (cont.)
Yuri Kuchinsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 2 Jan 1997 16:52:44 GMT
Milo Gardner (email@example.com) wrote:
: Thank you for re-citing David Kelley, a non-mathematician. I am
: aware of David Kelley's work and am very displeased with Mayanists
: like him not looking into the basis for Mesoamericans NOT needing
: Linguists like David Kelley have trouble grasping the fact that
: Mayans used remainders, modular arithmetic, rather than fractions.
[Yuri:] : > I have already mentioned that the work of David H. Kelley
(DECIPHERING THE : > MAYAN SCRIPT, 1976) was very important in
establishing the connections : > between the Mayan and the Indian
zodiacs/calendars/day names. Another big : > name is Paul Kirchhoff.
: Deciphering script is not deciphering ancient mathematics such as the
: basis from which Mayans handled numbers less than one (1)!
I have cited David Kelley because his work demonstrates the connections
between the Mayan and the Indian astronomical and calendrical systems.
That's why it's relevant. The mathematical connections are something else.
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