Buckeye Canyon Mound
Siplichiquin Shell Mound

Territory: Urebure

The Urebure were an Ohlone triblet inhabiting the area around San Bruno Creek and the southern tip of San Bruno Mountain.

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Buckeye Canyon Mound

Buckeye Canyon MoundShellmound in a beautiful canyon settingElevation 242 ft.Thanks to midden man for directing us here.The map accompanying N. C. Nelson’s Shellmounds of the San Francisco Bay Region showed six shellmounds clustered along the south shore of the now-filled Brisbane lagoon. Undoubtedly this was one of them.Looking out over the mound. We estimate its […]

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Siplichiquin Shell Mound

Siplichiquin Shell MoundLarge shellmound with a bay viewElevation 30 ft.Subsurface charcoal samples recovered here have been radiocarbon dated back over 5,000 years, making this shellmound one of the oldest in the Bay Area. Other charcoal samples date from just a few hundred years ago. Perhaps this mound was an active village site when the Spanish […]