Curry Creek Milling Station.
18 bedrock mortar milling station on a side creek; leaching slick in the creek.
The huge bowls found here are like no others we’ve discovered in the East Bay hills. They are deep and wide and have bullet-shaped mortars in their bottoms. Deep cone-shaped mortars with unusually large oval mouths also appear here. This was a major food processing center, and its proximity to Mt. Diablo may have had special significance.
Both major and minor axes exceed 12 inches on some of these oval-mouthed mortars.
Looking down the throat of one of the big oval-mouthed mortars. Note the machined interior
Photograph by Bob Bardell.
One of the largest mortar bowls you’ll ever see.