By Alexandra Bruce
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I can conceive of no other conclusion. To explain this away as “coincidence” would only obscure the issue. 0, the end of a World Age. 28 Jenkins has spent nearly his entire adult life studying ancient Maya civilization and he has also lived for periods of time in the Guatemala highlands, studying the traditional culture of the modern-day Maya. His lifework is about proving the importance of the December 21, 2012 calendar end-date, its relationship with what he deems a rare galactic conjunction that will occur on that date, and how this proves that the Maya were aware of the “precession of the equinoxes” (see Chapter 3 for a full explanation).
12 However, throughout the post-Classic period cities in the northern lowlands, like Chichén-Itzá, flourished through the late 1400s. Despite the genocidal campaigns against them and the wholesale destruction of their literature and culture over the next 200 years, some Maya city-states remained independent until the Spanish finally overpowered them in 1697. The history of the pre-Classic Maya is often simplified to depict them as an offshoot of the preceding Olmec culture. The Olmecs were a civili17 zation thought to have informed virtually all subsequent Mesoamerican cultures and which itself experienced a sudden population decline and a virtual disappearance around 400 CE, possibly due to catastrophic earthquakes.
The “wobble” takes a total of 26,000 years to complete. 5º in a 41,000-year cycle). This interplay of lunisolar forces has resulted in the “Milankovitch cycles” of changes in the Earth’s climate and is theorized to be the cause of the Earth’s cyclical Ice Ages. 38 THE PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES & COSMIC INTERLOPERS Milutin Milanković theorized that variations in the precession, obliquity and eccentricity of Earth’s orbit determine climatic patterns on our planet. For example, the Northern Hemisphere is currently experiencing less contrast in summer and winter temperatures, with the opposite being the case in the Southern Hemisphere because Earth is currently in a cycle of perihelion (closest to the Sun in its eccentric orbit) during the Northern winter and at its aphelion (furthest from the Sun) during the Northern summer.