2012 has arrived and something is about to happen. Beyond that everyone seems a bit fuzzy on just what significance 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar have. There is one thing I do know, the round thing that everyone keeps calling a Mayan calendar is an Aztec carving done 500 years after the Classic Mayan civilization had collapsed. Here is the wiki on it.
Based on this, any time I see an article, book or website dealing with the Mayan calendar that uses this image,
I feel I have gained valuable insight into the credibility of the author.