Anasazi? Ancestral Puebloans?

Anasazi: What’s in a name? — High Country News

So, what name should we use? There is no simple answer. These people were Ancestral Puebloan, Hisatsinom, and Anasazi. And they were none of these.

Anasazi: What’s in a name? — High Country News

[hat tip to NewMexiKen for bringing this topic up]

I particularly like the first comment in which Jeffrey calls these ancients “The Castle Builders of the High Desert.” Accurate.

I continue to use Anasazi for continuity with a century of documentation. I mean no offense; take none.

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