The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1985, Volume 31, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor
Raymond Starr, Book Review Editor
Forgotten Places and Things: Archaeological Perspectives on American History. Compiled and Edited by Albert E. Ward. Albuquerque: Center for Anthropological Studies, 1983. Illustrations. Index. 358 Pages. $24.00 Paperback.
Increasingly, local historians are coming to recognize that they can learn much from other disciplines. Forgotten Places and Things is a collection of forty-five short papers on a variety of topics-ethnic groups, oral history as a research tool, cultural geography, historians and historic site archaeology, architectural preservation and natural conservation-which provide a good introduction to an interdisciplinary approach to history. Although some of the pieces are too technical for the rank amateur, they offer food for thought for more advanced historians.