Ring Mountain
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Ring Mountain Prayer Circle

Territory: Huimen

The Huimen were a Coast Miwok tribelet that controlled Richardson Bay and the southern tip of the Marin Peninsula.

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Ring Mountain

Ring MountainMultiple PCNsA PCN is created by pecking a circular or oval groove in a rock (typically schist in the Bay Area) leaving a raised “nucleated” center that may itself be subject to further manipulation.For an in-depth study of PCNs see Donna Gillette’s 2011 dissertation Cultural Markers on the Landscape: the PCN Pecked Curvilinear Nucleated […]

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Ring Mountain #2

Ring Mountain #2Multiple PCNs and fantastic viewsElevation 488 ft.Thanks to Danielle for getting us back out to Ring Mountain.A PCN is created by pecking a circular or oval groove in a rock (typically schist in the Bay Area) leaving a raised “nucleated” center that may itself be subject to further manipulation.For an in-depth study of […]

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Ring Mountain kitchen rock

Ring Mountain kitchen rockOne bedrock mortar, one anvil, and middenElevation 23 ft.This is another one of Joel’s discoveries. It’s a beautiful streamside site not far from the bay. The mortar is on mica schist. Look for small garnets and larger amphibolite crystals embedded in the rock. These are unusual high pressure, low temperature minerals.The kitchen […]

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Ring Mountain Prayer Circle

Ring Mountain Prayer CircleEnjoy the fabulous 360 degree view.Check out this video by Alexander Kerekes of the Prayer Circle on Ring Mountain.Attention Mac users. If this video does not play properly, copy and then paste this URL into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3HQjBlA7a0.