Talk:Aztec calendar stone
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"Alternate meaning" removed
Have removed the supposed 'alternate meaning' paras which were offered in this recent edit, that had been (rightly) tagged as speculation. No explicit source given, indeed it actually stated that it was "unpublished", therefore not eligible for mention here under WP:NOR, WP:SYN and WP:V at the least. --cjllw ʘ TALK 04:22, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Not a Calendar
The article states that this monument "is a calendar". However, this is a monument with some of the calendaring symbols. I just read it in the American Museum of Natural History, that the sun stone is usually considered "a calendar" but is not by any means a calendar. It is only a representation that the Sun was the most important thing to the aztecs and how many things circled around it. I would like to edit the page to remove the fact that is a calendar and instead say that is usually 'confused' as a calendar, but is not. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nelfer (talk • contribs) 16:16, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
I would concur in renaming the article to Aztec Sun Stone or some such. The Anthropology Museum in Mexico City itself states that the stone is not a calendar, and was in fact a gladiatorial ceremony stone of some kind. It's called the Sun Stone in Mexico, so that's what the article should be called.MarritzN (talk) 21:40, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Again not a calendar
I see this was brought up in 2009 and nothing was done about it, so I felt this warranted a new section.
Again, the stone is not a calendar and in fact both in Mexico and modern academic discourse the stone is properly called the Sun Stone. The article should really be renamed. It was a gladiatorial sacrifice stone. It depicts the sun and days of the week as depictions of Aztec cosmology but is not tied to their astrological calculations and is in fact useless for dating of any kind. This article is filled with outdated misinformation and I suspect its remained this way because of stubborn editors that insist on keeping up the outdated "popular" view that has been proven false by modern anthropologists and archeologists.184.108.40.206 (talk) 02:44, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
- The article title usually goes by the most common name in English, not always what is most correct... AnonMoos (talk) 03:18, 19 October 2013 (UTC)