Introduction to the Number Patterns Category (Science > Nbr-and-Patterns)

This is a different sort of entry into the discusssion blog.  It is a somewhat personal note.  However, it charts the course Martha and I sometimes follow to enjoy our world more.

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Mayan Mathematics

From www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.ukl

Hernán Cortés, excited by stories of the lands which Columbus had recently discovered, sailed from Spain in 1505 landing in Hispaniola which is now Santo Domingo. After farming there for some years he sailed with Velázquez to conquer Cuba in 1511. He was twice elected major of Santiago then, on 18 February 1519, he sailed for the coast of Yucatán with a force of 11 ships, 508 soldiers, 100 sailors, and 16 horses. He landed at Tabasco on the northern coast of the Yucatán peninsular. He met with little resistance from the local population and they presented him with presents including twenty girls. He married Malinche, one of these girls. 

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