Lynch Canyon Monolith
Mortar Count: 10
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Lynch Canyon Rancher Petroglyph Rock
Mortar Count: 13
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Lynch Canyon Village
Mortar Count: 51
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Martin House Suisun City
Mortar Count: 92
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Newell Ranch
Mortar Count: 1
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North Fork Lynch Creek
Mortar Count: 1
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Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island
Mortar Count: 25
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Territory: Suisun

The Suisun were a Patwin tribelet inhabiting the north shore of Suisun Bay and the upland areas adjoining it.

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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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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 […]

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Lynch Canyon Village

Lynch Canyon Village51 bedrock mortars and 5 cupules/anvilsElevation 451 ft.This village is adjacent to the South Fork of Lynch Creek.Exploring the site.Examining one of the mortar rocks.The flat slab holds 31 bedrock mortars, although about half that number are covered by vegetation in this photograph.Photograph by Bob Bardell.Lynch Canyon Open Space is now open to […]

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Martin House Suisun City

Martin House Suisun City92 bedrock mortarsElevation 174 ft.The Martin House was constructed in 1861 on the site of a Suisun village.Most of the mortars here are on one rock.This site is on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.

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Newell Ranch

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 […]

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North Fork Lynch Creek

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 […]

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Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island

Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island25 bedrock mortarsA Bay Area Rock Art Research Association (BARARA) group heads for the site. Mt. Diablo looms in the distance.Do not hop over the fence.