San Pablo Reservoir – Orinda

The boys set out to see if they could find any evidence of Site 401on the NE shore.

Site 401 at Northeast Corner, lower right

Carefully examining the shoreline

Our geologist called this “Sparse Lithic Scatter”. Monterey Chert, Basalt, Quartz and other pieces. Along with a glass marble. They all have no preferred fracture plane, they break “conchoidally” like glass.

Note the concentration of sites on San Pablo Creek, now a reservoir.

This burial from Site 407,, possibly a shaman, was interred with 
Olivella Shell Beads, inlaid Abalone Shell and Pendant, Mica Ornaments, Arrowhead Points, and More.