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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Monte Alban

This afternoon we went to the Monte Alban archaeological site. I got too much sun and now my head hurts. It was a fun day out there, however. Photos at

This morning we visited with Father Manuel Arias Montes of the Jukilita parish, and this evening with Sergio Beltrán of the Universidad de la Tierra. I'll write up and post notes about that later.

Two nites ago I had the pleasant surprise to run into Peter Herlihy who is in Oaxaca working on a participatory Indigenous mapping project. It was horribly tempting to travel with him and his crew to visit the project site, but in the end decided to stay with our delegation. Information on his project is at

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