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mattkolbe45 karma

I’m an anthropology student in southwest CO, near Mesa Verde and a plethora of other archaeological sites. There are also living descendants of the Ancestral Puebloans all around, many of whom have a worldview in which respect for ancestors is incredibly important. I try to be sensitive to other people’s religions and identities (especially those who have been oppressed for centuries) and inform when I can. If you wanna call it PC and bitch and moan about it, go ahead.

mattkolbe40 karma

The term “Anasazi” is now considered by most American Southwest archaeologists archaic, even slightly offensive, as it comes from the Navajo word for enemy. They are now usually called “Ancestral Puebloan.”