The most common name being given to the ancient people of the southwest is 'ancestral puebloan,' a term that more closely defines the archaeologiclally proven and culturally preferred means of relating the 'ancient ones' to their modern-day descendents. Ansasazi is a Navajo-derived term that roughly interpets as 'ancient ancestors,' but that depend on whom you talk to. Each of the 17 different contemporary Puebloan communities, plus the Hopi and other tribal groups have their own terms to describe and relate to the people who once inhabited the southwest. I like the interpretation of the Tewa (northern Pueblo) word "seda ....those long ago people to whom we are ALL related." The word all prescribes a way of behaving when visiting sites.