Mid-Walpert Village
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Mid-Walpert Village


Mid-Walpert Village
32 bedrock mortars, rock wall alignments, numerous cupules and grinding slicks.

A low, stacked-rock rectangle on a slope just below the crest of Walpert Ridge dominates this site. Could it have been a sheepherder’s corral? What, for paralyzed sheep? So who would have stacked these rocks if not the Yrgin residents of the small village here?

One side of the rectangle extends across the top center of this photo.


A view from below, emphasizing the geometry.


Cupules or starter mortars?


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