By Wilma George, Yapp. W. B.
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In Chapter 8, he discusses the history and function of the Late Classic port of Cancuen. A relatively small Maya site built in an oxbow in the Rio Pasion, Cancuen consists of little more than a series of palaces and port complexes. It became an important place because it occupied a strategic position at the crossroads of critical transportation routes. Positioned at the head of navigation of the Pasion, Cancuen was the lowland site farthest upstream on the river, located at a point that linked the Maya highlands with a vast river system flowing northwards and opening into the Gulf of Mexico.
A Natural History of the Bestiary by Wilma George, Yapp. W. B.