East Bay Huichin Tour Still here
Currently The Huichin Tribe is trying to save the West Berkeley Shellmound. https://shellmound.org
No Hiking involved! Walk right in to all five sites in 2 to 3 hours.
Alvarado Area – Wildcat Canyon Park – Richmond
Walk right in
Look behind this gazebo
These “cupule” rocks are associated with fertility rites and astronomical observations. They are not meaningless. We just don’t know the meaning.
Nice to see increasing recognition of the 10,000 year history of this civilization
Mira Vista Park – Richmond
Right next to the creek
Canyon Trail Park Berkeley
Some beautiful deep mortars here
And many cupules
Albany Hill Albany
Jump the creek right here
You can’t miss it
Indian Rock Berkeley
Actually the mortars are right up the street from Indian Rock
A very cool spot, right next to today’s homes. There may be 100 mortar sites in the Berkeley Hills. The natives somehow lived together with the Grizzly Bears, Mountain Lions, and Rattlesnakes.
A very cool spot to bring the kids
Indian Rock itself offers fantastic bay views. A popular destination.
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