Tag Archives: Artifacts

Chumash Stone Bowl

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12 – Jesus, did you?” —Stephen King, “The Body” I spent an inordinate amount of time at the beach when I was ten and eleven … Continue reading

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Beachcombing Venice, Italy

We wandered Venice, Italy threading our way through the narrow canyon-like alleyways of urban stonework. We knew not where we were but on the island. A visitor doesn’t have to concern herself with getting lost on a small island as … Continue reading

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Gaviota Coast Galavants: Chumash Arrowhead

August 2016 “The reverence attached to the artifacts of history is a thing men feel. One could even say that what endows any thing with significance is solely the history in which it has participated.” –Cormac McCarthy, “The Crossing” The … Continue reading

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Chumash Grinding Stone

I found this Indian grinding stone or metate yesterday afternoon while on a hike in the Santa Barbara backcountry.

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Stumbling Upon Chumash Bedrock Mortars

Chumash bedrock mortar grinding stone in the Santa Barbara County backcountry. There are four different mortars visible in this photo, although hard to see except the deepest one at center frame. “In certain almost supernatural states of the soul, the … Continue reading

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