Newell Ranch One bedrock mortar Elevation 246 ft. This site is very close to the boundary between the Suisun and Napa tribes. We have placed it with the Suisuns due to its proximity to the Lynch Canyon sites. This is an enchanted setting. You’ll find the mortar near a small seep spring. We were directed […]
North Fork Lynch CreekOne bedrock mortarElevation 535 ft.You’ll find this mortar not far from the creek.Lynch Canyon Open Space is now open to the public year-round from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Nonetheless, it would be wise to check Lynch Canyon information before planning your trip.We were conducted to this […]
Rockville Trails Village34 bedrock mortarsElevation 534 ft.The Solano Land Trust saved the Rockville Trails property, which includes this village, from being transformed into a massive housing development. Thank you.There are miles and miles of stacked rock walls in and around Rockville. One of these walls snakes over the hills in the center of this photograph.Heading […]
Suisun Creek Village Suisun City300 yard kitchen middenElevation 146 ft.Bay Area Rock Art Research Association (BARARA) members fan out looking for artifacts. Every time the farmer plows the field more artifacts turn up.This site is on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.
Tolenas Springs Village41 bedrock mortars, 10+ cupules, probable mortarsElevation 268 ft.An artesian spring once geysered water ten feet into the air near the source of Soda Springs Creek, but quarrying for travertine and onyx (begun in the 1850s) eventually destroyed that flow. Patwins referred to this area as the land of healing waters. A resort […]
Lynch Canyon Monolith10 bedrock mortarsElevation 639 ft.Looking toward the site.Mortar rocks lie at the foot of the monolith.Paired mortars on a flat slab.A big compound mortar or a shallow cone in a deep basin–you make the call.Lynch Canyon Open Space is now open to the public year-round from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays, […]