The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1972, Volume 18, Number 2
James E Moss, Editor
David J. Weber, Book Review Editor
Pottery of the Southwestern Indians. By Pliny E. Goddard. Reprint from the American Museum of Natural History Guide Leaflet Series No. 73, 1928. (Ramona, Ca. Acoma Books, 1971). Bibliography. Illustrations. 30 pages. $2.00.
Those interested in the cultures of the Indians of the Southwest will welcome the republication by Acoma Books of the long out-of-print Pottery of the Southwestern Indians by Pliny Earle Goddard. Although the classificatory scheme has long since been superseded as a result of advances in ceramic analysis, the text and illustrations of the original American Museum of Natural History edition have been faithfully reproduced. The many excellent illustrations, the description of pottery-making at Zuni, and the bibliography still make this a worthwhile addition to the bookshelves of anthropologists, as part of the history of anthropology, as well as of those not so much interested in the more technical works. And the modest price is a gratiyfing surprise!
PAUL H. EZELL
SAN DIEGO STATE COLLEGE