Some modern Pueblo peoples object to the use of the term Anasazi, although there is still controversy among them on a native alternative.
The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between 550 to 1300 C.E.
Late fourteenth and fifteenth century pottery from central Arizona, widely traded in the region, has colors and designs which may derive from earlier ware by both Anasazi and Mogollon peoples.
Early Anasazi camped in the open or lived in caves seasonally.
The name "Anasazi" has come to mean "ancient people," although the word itself is Navajo, meaning "enemy ancestors."
The pre-Anasazi culture that moved into the modern-day Southwestern United States after the big game hunters departed is called Archaic.
The Ancient Pueblo Peoples (Anasazi) were one of four major prehistoric archaeological traditions recognized in the American Southwest.