Miwok Meadows #1
Shellmound midden at the mouth of Miwok Meadows in China Camp State Park
Elevation 25 ft.
There are three known shellmounds in this general vicinity. We’ve found two. The map accompanying N. C. Nelson’s Shellmounds of the San Francisco Bay Region showed eleven shellmounds along this stretch of shoreline. Undoubtedly this was one of them.
This is a fairly large shellmound. It measures about 35 yards wide, 50 yards long, and 6 yards deep at its deepest.
We believe the trinomial for this site is CA-MRN-115.