We can all breathe easier on this score, according to a recent find at Xultan, in northeast Guatemala. Archeologists discovered a wall in a small room that seems to have functioned as a blackboard for Mayan astronomers. The 1200 year old calculations represent the oldest known Mayan astronomical tables, suggesting a future at least 6,000 years long.
“Why would they go into those numbers if the world is going to come to an end this year?” asked Anthony Aveni of Colgate University, an expert on Mayan astronomy. Aveni and others published their findings Friday, in the journal, Science.
At the end of the year, when we no longer have the the elections to worry about, and all your friends are starting to think of apocalypse, you can tell them about the Mayan geeks, and suggest they chill.
You can read more about the find here: http://tinyurl.com/cw4aqzx