A surviving Mayan?
It was believed that the Mayan civilisation disappeared long even before the Spanish troops conquered S.America. When the spanish troops visited the
monuments at Palenque, none of the natives admitted to being the ones who build them, and attributed it to another civilisation that once lived as the
And it was easily accepted, as those natives present were living in huts and no way the Spanish troops could reconcile the builders to them, who were
the Aztec civilisation that came from Mexico and squatted on the majestic ruins of the Mayas.
Evidence of the Maya disappearance by scholars was attributed to the bewildering end of its monument constructions and inscriptions on those
structures, as well as the overgrown vegetation hiding many of those structures even during the Spanish conquerors time.
I guess any 'red indian' who resided in Mexico can claimed to be a Mayan.
PS: I am not disputing the elder's message. Just want some better clarification, espacially on something as crucial as the Mayan Calender that was
written by a civilisation that mysteriously disappeared.