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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Rankin Park Overlook

Rankin Park Overlook1 bedrock mortar.Elevation 295 ft.The largest Indian village early Spanish explorers encountered was probably Carquin. There was a major Carquin village in Crockett on whose site Thomas Edwards constructed the “Old Homestead,” California Historic Landmark #731. This site, needless to say, was not a major one.Jim looks down at the Rankin Park mortar.

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Swett Ranch

Swett Ranch16 bedrock mortarsElevation 372 ft.Looking toward the site.At least one mortar rock has tumbled into the nearby creek.A partially buried mortar rock.The same mortar rock after daylighting.More mortar rocks at this site. It’s easy to make out the single mortar rock, but the multi-mortar rock surface is nearly obscured by shrub branches.We were conducted […]