Meaning of Ancestral Puebloan in English:

Ancestral Puebloan

Pronunciation /anˌsɛstr(ə)l ˈpwɛbləʊən/ /anˌsɛstr(ə)l ˈpweɪbləʊən/


  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Basket Maker people, or of their successors the early Pueblo people, who inhabited a region in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, and together are considered as forming one continuous civilization that flourished between 400 and 1300 a.d. Compare "Anasazi".

    This term is now largely preferred to Anasazi.


  • A member of the Ancestral Puebloan people.


1980s. As adjective from ancestral + Puebloan.