added by archaeologs A Classic Maya centre located on the Usumacinta River in Chiapas, Mexico. Though there are a number of structures including palaces with ornamented stucco roof-combs and mansard roofing (see Talenque), temple-PYRAMiDS and two ball courts, the site is best known for its more than 125 carved lintels. Scenes of ceremony and ritual sacrifice occur but the dominant artistic themes are military. Though the site may have been controlled briefly by the Putun just before 750, it was finally abandoned during the general Lowland Maya collapse.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983