What must be taken into consideration about the Mayan calendar is the Mayan civilization being familiar with a long count and short count calendar. When the bible is consider as a valid source of history that the Mayan calendar becomes clear. There was a time right after the fall of the Tower of Babel, in which men begun to spread across the world building cities, before the continent was separate, Genesis 11:8-9. According to the bible, the earth was divided during the time of Peleg, Genesis 10:25. In 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, magnitude of 8.8 in Chile moved the entire planet. While the 8.9 earthquake in Japan has moved mainland Japan eight feet. This has divulged some light into the long count and short count calendar of the Mayan civilization (1) we now know that the landmasses can be moved, (2) both shorten the days, so when the earth is condense the earth speed up, making the day shorter. Therefore, if the earth was all together at one time the days would have been shorter, so that tell us that the Mayan civilization was around during the time of the earth separation. That why they have a short count calendar because their familiar with the earth being together. They came up with a long count calendar as the earth expanded, which also mean the stars they were watching took longer to see. This even explains the story of Atlantis, because one day they went to that part of the world, North America and South America was gone, and all they could see is the sea. Therefore, they felt the Americas had fallen off into the sea. This knowledge comes from God's word and is easily understood, but without the word of God all these PhD's can't understand the simple.
From the desk of Joseph Smith writer of: The Revival of the Roman Empire 2nd edition and The Devil’s Workshop, At Amazon, Barn & Nobles, and Book-A-Million.