Message #371:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Attending To Negative Words


[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Austin Lamont

I was the one who originally sent Brian the article he titled "Hisatsazi Anasinom?"  I'm 
glad it stimulated a lively and rational debate.  Now, "Newsweek" for November 3, 1997 has 
picked up the story, page 8.  It's a department called "PC Watch" and headlined "Tribal 
Talk."  It goes through the "negative" words: abandoned, Anasazi, ancient, primitive, rock 
art.  It includes a picture of Monument Valley! Just to throw in a curve, my personal 
preferred phrase for the latter is "rock images."  You talk to a non-Southwesterner or a 
non-archaeologist and they have no idea what a petroglyph or a pictograph is.  The 
petroglyph news group debated the "rock art" issue quite a few months ago, and they 
decided they liked the term.