Talk:Maya civilization

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Edit Request 11/2014[edit]

{cn} requested to fact-check the claim that the Mayan calendar was "more" accurate than the Gregorian calendar: even the Main Article for Mayan calendar notes that its most accurate form (the Haab) was only accurate to 365.0 days (with Mayan knowledge that it wasn't exactly 365 days, BUT an accuracy to only 2 more digits, i.e. "365.xx": http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar-mayan.html). The Gregorian is accurate to 365.2425...4 digits or 365.xxxx (see Main Article for Gregorian calendar). The Gregorian has a "leap year," the Mayan Haab doesn't, and Leap Years don't happen EVERY four years (but we might not in our entire lifetime even see one of these cases where we'll skip a Leap Year), which is what gets the Gregorian from 365.25 to the more accurate 365.2425 accuracy. 72.183.52.92 (talk) 14:35, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 March 2015[edit]

maya carved stone really good Kobedimick (talk) 02:12, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done as you have not requested a change. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 02:26, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Tikal[edit]

I think there should be more information about Tikal, those are one, if not the most, important mayan ruins of the civlizattion. This including full paragraphs and pictures. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jrlujan88 (talkcontribs) 03:42, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Since this is an article about the civilization as a whole, it is not appropriate to focus on any one city. I did a quick count, and Tikal is mentioned almost twice as much as any other city, and has four photos, even though other cities rivalled it in importance at different times. Tikal does already have a fairly detailed article of its own, with a number of subarticles on different aspects of the city - such as the North Acropolis, Lost World Complex, Plaza of the Seven Temples, and individual articles on the most important temples in the city (Temple I, Temple II, Temple III, Temple IV, Temple V, Temple VI and Temple 33). This list is not exhaustive, and there are other articles specifically dedicated to different aspects of the city. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 08:30, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Absolutely agree. Great improvements here btw! Time to archive the talk page again though (after 7+ years). Johnbod (talk) 13:17, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Johnbod - and thanks for the atlatl pic! All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 13:31, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Maya civilization/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Zanhe (talk · contribs) 20:30, 28 April 2015 (UTC)


I'll be reviewing this article. It looks very well written and I'm familiar with some of the main author's past work. It'll probably take me a few days to read the article and some of the numerous cited sources. -Zanhe (talk) 20:30, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose is "clear and concise", without copyvios, or spelling and grammar errors:
    The prose is clear and concise, and well written. Spotchecked against a few sources available online, and no copyvio found. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and lists:
    Lead, layout, formatting are in compliance. Not related to fiction or lists. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. Has an appropriate reference section:
    Yes. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
    B. Citations to reliable sources, where necessary:
    Reliable sources cited throughout. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
    C. No original research:
    All conclusions or opinions are supported with reliable neutral sources. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    Yes. I can't think of any important aspect that the article does not cover. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
    B. Focused:
    Article is long because of the complex nature of the subject covered. It is focused and does not contain excessive details. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
    Neutrally written in dispassionate tone. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
    No edit wars. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are tagged with their copyright status:
    All images are on Commons, either Public Domain or tagged with a free license. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
    B. Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:
    Good use of images and maps. All have appropriate captions. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail: It took me hours to read the article and some of the cited sources. But once that's done, it's really a no-brainer to pass the article. In fact, the article is of a higher quality than many FA's I've seen. Kudos to Simon Burchell for the hard work he's done to bring the article on this important and fascinating subject to such a high standard. -Zanhe (talk) 19:25, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 May 2015[edit]

Pennsylvana =Pennsylvania

Srednuas Lenoroc (talk) 08:37, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for that - I've fixed the typo. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 08:40, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

co relate Maya civilization with southern west cost of India ...Konkan[edit]

co relation of maya civilisation with southern part konkan , India is interesting. There is a temple of local deity "Maya Purvachari" the idol of the god resembles the idol and sculptures of maya civilisation. Any scholar interested for further information and study is welcome. I would like to help him . contact parag_samant@hotmail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.5.39.210 (talk) 10:07, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

The Maya people did not likely call themselves Maya and had no deity named Maya. Many other religions have a deity called Maya.·maunus · snunɐɯ· 11:11, 23 June 2015 (UTC)