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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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 […]

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Mt. Diablo Winter Solstice alignment

Winter Solstice alignmentElevation 734 feetThe rocks in this alignment are the only ones in the immediate vicinity.Dave hit the jackpot when he discovered this rock alignment, which lines up nicely with the gap between Mt. Diablo and North Peak.There is a 360 degree view from this hilltop.Awaiting the sunrise.Winter solstice December 21, 2010. Experts assure […]