Olompali


Olompali
20 bedrock mortars and a 15 cupule rock
Elevation 477 ft.

Indians have lived in and around Olompali State Park for over 8,000 years. Coast Miwok people settled at Olompali about 3,500 years ago. Olompali became a major trading center about 1300 A.D. Archaeologists digging here unearthed a silver sixpence coin depicting Queen Elizazbeth, minted in 1567, from a soil layer dated to 1600 A.D. At that time, Olompali may have been the largest Coast Miwok village in Marin County.

Jim and Heather examine the “Kitchen Rock”.


A closer look at the rock. It was a true workstation. Different sized and shaped mortars had different functions.