The Mayan Calendar Doesnt Say the World Will EndProfessor Reminds Us: The Mayan Calendar Doesn't Say the World Will End
December 11th, 2012 by Lauren Landry
Posted in Boston University, Oldest Mayan Calendar, Slideshow http://bostinno.com/tag/oldest-mayan-calendar/
Earlier this year, a Boston University-led excavation uncovered the oldest Mayan calendar—a Mayan calendar full of life-altering, jump-with-joy news. Professor William Saturno assured us all through his discoveries the world is not about to end on December 21, 2012; that's a myth. Yet, still, months later, people are panicking, now preparing for an Apocalypse that "will completely alter 'life as we know it today.'"
Saturno stands by his findings, however, which he led alongside Boston University undergraduate student Maxwell Chamberlain. "The Mayan calendar does not end," Saturno says. "It's a cycle of time."
The calendar last reset in August 3114 B.C. As Saturno notes, "We know the world didn't end then." Instead, the calendar started a new cycle—one tha