Mayan calendar and December 21, 2012

December 18th, 2012 in Other Sciences / Archaeology & Fossils

Don't feel compelled to mark every item off your bucket list just yet. 

Reports that the Maya calendar calls for the end of the world Dec. 21, 2012 are inaccurate, says SMU Brigitte Kovacevich, an expert on Maya culture.

So why the fuss?

The prophecies about 2012 are a collection of myths and legends, independent of academic scholarship, spread by television, commercial publications and digital , Kovacevich says. Not only are they inaccurate, they exploit, misrepresent and romanticize the Maya culture, she says.

Provided by Southern Methodist University

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