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About Those Loincloths

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorFeb 8, 2010 5:35 PM


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The exhibits in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, like many archaeology exhibits, depicts Indians wearing only loincloths. Yet, as my favorite archaeology blogger points out, there is ample historical and archaeological evidence that ancient Puebloans (more popularly known as the Anasazi) wore clothes. Imagine that! He rightly concludes that this false representation

has more to do with the preconceptions of the people who made the dioramas than with what people at Chaco and elsewhere actually wore.

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