|Title||King of Cancuén|
|Parent(s)||Tajal Chan Ahk|
Kan Maax (fl. 800CE), alternatively transliterated as K'an Maax, has been identified as the last known ruler of Cancuén, a pre-Columbian Maya polity located at the headwaters of the Pasion River in modern-day Guatemala.
In 2005 an archaeological project working at the site reported that a burial with high-status characteristics had been found. The male individual interred within was reportedly identified as Kan Maax from a necklace bearing his name and title in Maya glyphs.
His body was found with the remains of his queen.
- Moran & Koumenalis (2005); Skidmore (2005)
- Demarest, Arthur A. (2006). The Petexbatun Regional Archaeological Project: A Multidisciplinary Study of the Maya Collapse. Vanderbilt Institute of Mesoamerican Archaeology series, vol. 1. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press. ISBN 978-0-8265-1520-9. OCLC 63178772.
- Moran, Melanie; Mimi Koumenalis (2005-11-18). "Royal massacre signals the beginning of the end of the Maya empire". Exploration: Vanderbilt's Online Research Magazine. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
- Pérez, Sonia (2005-06-03). "Hallan tumba de familia real de Cancuén: Once presuntos familiares de rey habrían sido muertos en Petén en 850 d. C". Prensa Libre (in Spanish). Guatemala: Prensa Libre S.A. OCLC 12565005. Archived from the original (online edition) on 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
- Skidmore, Joel (2005-11-19). "Cancuen in the News". Mesoweb Reports and News. Mesoweb. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
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