Tag Archives: Mortars

Chumash Indian Mortars and the Puzzle of the Midden

We had set out to go spearfishing, but a south wind and a west swell combined to ruin conditions. We drove up the mountain from the beach and hiked down into the canyon, the creek within which drains into the … Continue reading

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Indian Cave

This cave is located in Ventura County. It sits overlooking a gushing perennial spring in otherwise very dry landscape. There are numerous bedrock mortars in the cave and around the immediate area. There are traces of soot on its walls … Continue reading

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The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain III

This post is third in a series. Read the first here: The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain I: Ruminants on the Range. And the second here: The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain II: The Bedrock Mortars … Continue reading

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The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain II

This post is second in a series. Read the first here: The Carrizo Experience: Ten Hours on the Plain I: Ruminants on the Range. Selby Rocks as seen from the Caliente Range, Selby Campground on the left at the foot … Continue reading

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Chumash Camp

I headed into the forest in late afternoon with three hours of light left. It was dead calm in the lower reaches of the canyon and I could see that it rained the day before. Upside down oak leaves still … Continue reading

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