Butcher Road Milling Station
Mortar Count: 9
Open
Hume Grove
Mortar Count: 1
Open
Lynch Canyon Monolith
Mortar Count: 10
Open
Lynch Canyon Rancher Petroglyph Rock
Mortar Count: 13
Open
Lynch Canyon Village
Mortar Count: 51
Open
Martin House Suisun City
Mortar Count: 92
Open
Newell Ranch
Mortar Count: 1
Open
North Fork Lynch Creek
Mortar Count: 1
Open
Pena-Vaca Adobe
Mortar Count: 20
Open
Rockville Trails Village
Mortar Count: 34
Open
Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island
Mortar Count: 25
Open
Suisun Creek Village Suisun City
Tolenas Springs Village
Mortar Count: 41
Open
Upper Marie Creek
Mortar Count: 25
Open

Territory: Patwin

Patwin speakers were a Wintun people mainly living in Solano and Yolo Counties. Randall Milliken places the Napa tribe among Patwin speakers, and we follow him here.

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Tolenas Springs Village

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 […]

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Lynch Canyon Monolith

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, […]

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Upper Marie Creek

Upper Marie Creek25 bedrock mortarsElevation 1052 ft.Thanks to Jeff for discovering this beautiful village site, which lies just off the Bay Area Ridge Trail about a quarter of a mile beyond the gate that marks the boundary of Skyline Wilderness Park.Bob approaches the site. A utility pole conveniently marks the location of the mortar-bearing outcrop. […]

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Lynch Canyon Rancher Petroglyph Rock

Lynch Canyon Rancher Petroglyph Rock13 bedrock mortars and modern petroglyphs on two rocksElevation 539 ft.This camp sits near the headwaters of the North Fork of Lynch Creek.A large petroglyph panel may be found on this mortar rock.A closer look at the mortars.A nice workstation. Note the layout of the mortars and their size differences.Photograph by […]