I lived in the Lacandon and Peten forests for 7 weeks last spring, and I am in awe of the people of Mexico and Guatemala who can survive and thrive in that environment. It makes the accomplishments of the ancient Maya even more astonishing.
Here's a profile of the Belgian historian Jan de Vos, who has written many volumes on the history of the Selva Lacandona.
This is my 1,000th post in the Daily Glyph. My thanks to all the folks who have helped and encouraged me, and to all the Maya explorers and weblog pioneers who showed the way.Posted by Dave at October 05, 2004 08:34 PM