Caso, Alfonso, 1896-1970. Calendrical systems of central Mexico

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Title: Calendrical systems of central Mexico

Published in: Archaelogy of northern Mesoamerica, part one, edited by Gordon F. Ekholm and Ignacio Bernal

Published By: Archaelogy of northern Mesoamerica, part one, edited by Gordon F. Ekholm and Ignacio Bernal Austin: University of Texas Press . 1971. 333-348 p. ill.

By line: Alfonso Caso

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Aztecs (NU07)

Subjects: Ordering of time (805); Comparative evidence (171); Prehistory (172); Cosmology (772); Luck and chance (777); Revelation and divination (787); Priesthood (793); Spirits and gods (776); Rest days and holidays (527);

Abstract: This document surveys what is known of the Aztec calendrical system and its relation to other systems of central Mexico, and provides a means for coordinating Aztec dates with those of the Gregorian calendar. Some details are given regarding the ceremonial calendar, and the notion of lucky and unlucky days.

Document Number: 29

Document ID: nu07-029

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: not applicable

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: M. A. Marcus ; 1984

Coverage Date: 1480-1540

Coverage Place: central highland Mexico

LCSH: Aztecs

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