50 years ago, a search for proof that the Maya tracked comets came up short

Excerpt from the June 30, 1973 issue of Science News

A photo of the pages of a book called the Dresden Codex.

Ancient Maya people tracked eclipses and other astronomical phenomena in a book called the Dresden Codex (several pages shown). Researchers suspect the Maya also may have tracked comets and meteorite showers, but evidence is sparse.

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The cover of Science News from June 30, 1973.

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