When you come across a pestle in or around a bedrock mortar, you come face to face with the fact of abrupt cultural displacement.
We leave these pestles near where we find them, hoping others will have the same seminal experience we have.
The two pictures at the end are in museums. The rest are right where they were left when the soldiers and padres took over. Indigenous lives matter too
Joel’s Pestle, Volvon VillageRyan’s Hidaway, Walpert RidgeJeff’s Lookout, SunolMolluck Trail, Morgan TerritoryVargas Plateau, FremontJeff’s Pestles, Mission PeakRocky Ridge, San RamonRound Valley, BrentwoodMinnis Ranch, Ed Levin ParkWalpert Ridge, HaywardRockwall to Campsite, Walpert RidgeAbove Mission Peak Meadow, HaywardMallory Gorge, Los VaquerosMission San Jose, FremontAlviso Adobe, San Ramon