Benica Quarry #1
Mortar Count: 5
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Benica Quarry #2
Mortar Count: 20
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Blue Rock Springs Park — North
Blue Rock Springs Park — South
Canada del Cierbo
Mortar Count: 28
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Dillon Point
Mortar Count: 4
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Glen Cove Park, aka Sogorea Te
Mortar Count: 20
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Mare Island shell midden
Mt. Diablo Winter Solstice alignment
Rankin Park Overlook
Mortar Count: 1
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Swett Ranch
Mortar Count: 16
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The Old Homestead

Territory: Carquin

The Carquin, an Ohlone tribelet, held territory on both sides of the Carquinez Strait.

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Glen Cove Park, aka Sogorea Te

Glen Cove Park, aka Sogorea Te3,500 year old village site, shell midden, and burial ground.20+ bedrock mortars visible at low tide on wave-cut benchs.Elevation 10 ft.Thanks to Joel for leading us here.Inhabitants of this village crossed the Carquinez Strait in tule balsas to greet the Fages expedition in 1772. Fages noted in his diary that […]

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Mare Island shell midden

Mare Island shell middenDeteriorating shell middenElevation 23 ft.Joel seems to have a nose for midden. Keep sniffing ’em out Joel!This is probably one of the two “shell heaps” on Mare Island marked on N. C. Nelson’s 1909 map. Note the contrast between dark midden and tan soil.Joel thinks the shell fragments and midden soil are […]