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Private Property – Bay Area Native Sites
Upper Welch Creek Road
Mortar Count: 5
Open
4 housepits near Bear Gulch
Williams Gulch
Mortar Count: 2
Open
Below Jamie’s Knob
Mortar Count: 4
Open
Benica Quarry #1
Mortar Count: 5
Open
Benica Quarry #2
Mortar Count: 20
Open
Chinese Tree of Heaven
Mortar Count: 18
Open
Garin Park, east spur
Mortar Count: 2
Open
Garin, single morta
Mortar Count: 1
Open
Hill 1424
Mortar Count: 4
Open
Jeff’s Lookout
Mortar Count: 1
Open
Martin House Suisun City
Mortar Count: 92
Open
Mid-Walpert Village
Mortar Count: 32
Open
North Knoll, Chinese Tree of Heaven
Mortar Count: 12
Open
North Vargas Plateau
Mortar Count: 2
Open
Prayer Ridge
Rockwall to Campsite
Mortar Count: 8
Open
Ryan’s Hideaway
Mortar Count: 24
Open
South of Prayer Circle
Mortar Count: 1
Open
South Vargas Plateau
Mortar Count: 3
Open
Stonebrae, 16th hole
Mortar Count: 5
Open
Suisun Creek Village Suisun City
Sunol Ridge Prayer Circle
Sunol Ridge, North of Prayer Circle
Sunol Ridge, South of Prayer Circle
SW Walpert Ceremonial Site
Mortar Count: 22
Open
SW Windy Point
Mortar Count: 9
Open
Tolenas Springs Village
Mortar Count: 41
Open
Upper Palomares Canyon
Mortar Count: 1
Open
Upper San Leandro Reservoir
Mortar Count: 8
Open

Feature: Private Property

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Benica Quarry #1

Benica Quarry #15 bedrock mortarsElevation 140 ft.Look for these mortars on the top rock of a small outcrop.Jim inspects the site.This site is on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.

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Stonebrae, 16th hole

Stonebrae, 16th hole5 bedrock mortars on the 16th hole at Stonebrae golf course.Fore! At least they saved this site, a fate not shared by three others that had the misfortune to lie in the path of the Stonebrae development. That’s three we know about. There may have been more.Two of the mortars here are bowls […]

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Benica Quarry #2

Benica Quarry #220 bedrock mortarsJim examines an unusual mortar rock at this site.This mortar arrangement is a work of art. Note the flaring rim of the far right mortar.This site is on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.

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Suisun Creek Village Suisun City

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.

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Chinese Tree of Heaven

Chinese Tree of Heaven18 bedrock mortars (including 5 bowl mortars), 3 metates, 2 cupules, incised rocks, rock rectangles, rock walls, and rock-lined pathwaysThe Chinese Tree of Heaven tree (Ailanthus altissima) was introduced to California by the Chinese during the Gold Rush. The presence of this tree along with the dry-laid masonry skill apparent in a […]

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Sunol Ridge Prayer Circle

Sunol Ridge Prayer CircleStacked-rock prayer circle.Elevation 1664 ft.Our jaws dropped when we saw this near the bottom of a little hollow just below the top of Sunol Ridge.A closer look at the geoglyph.Photograph by Bob BardellPart of the “spine” of this stone circle is a natural rock outcrop.This site is on private property. One should […]

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Garin Park, east spur

Garin Park, east spur2 bedrock mortars and possible grinding slick.This is on one of the principal routes to Walpert Ridge.One should secure permission before visiting this site.

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Sunol Ridge, North of Prayer Circle

Sunol Ridge, North of Prayer CircleRock wall and possible cairnElevation 1797 ft.Bob heads down along the rock wall to inspect the possible cairn, which sits at the top of the watercourse that flows past the Prayer Circle.This site may be on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.

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Garin, single morta

Garin, single mortar1 bedrock mortar next to the trail under a tree.Was this little camp a traveler’s rest stop?Bob’s right hand just about spans the mortar’s mouth.One should secure permission before visiting this site.

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Sunol Ridge, South of Prayer Circle

Sunol Ridge, South of Prayer CircleRock WallElevation 1711 ft.Part of this wall covers a seasonal stream bed. Look for a stone seat at the wall’s highest point.A section of this wall lies on private property. One should secure permission before visiting it.