Jim Turner is a professional archeologist and host of History Channel, Apocalypse Island documentary. In 1996, Jim discovered a massive monolithic sculpture, twice the size of the Egyptian Sphinx, on the deserted slopes of a volcanic island off the coast of Chile. The monument depicts the Mayan Sun God and a crouching jaguar and is the only location in the Western Hemisphere to witness the final Total Solar Eclipse of 2012.
After the discovery of the monument, Jim returned to complete a Master's degree in Mesoamerican archeology with a focus on archeoastronomy. This research was later combined with knowledge gleaned from the island monument to interpret the astronomical events of the final katun of the Mayan Great Cycle, the years leading up to 2012 and the prophesied end of the 13th Baktun. Jim will talk about the Mayan Calendar and the cycles of eclipses that were predicted by the Mayan astronomer-priests long ago. www.apocalypseisland.com
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