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Small Bedrock Mortar
Little Rock Creek

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Small bedrock mortar on the south side of Little Rock Creek, NE of the intersection of Cheseboro and Mt. Emma roads, across the river from the probable location of the Santiago Garcia adobe in the Tataviam-Kitanemuk boundary area at the edge of the Mojave Desert.

Approximately 2.3 miles north of Little Rock Dam and 8 miles east of the Barrel Springs site (CA-LAN-82, a Late Period village site with beads dating to 200 B.C. - A.D. 600, which is before and at the time of Tataviam arrival).

Didn't measure, but the diameter of this mortar hole is only about 2.5 inches (6.35 cm); depth no more than 0.5 inches (1.27 cm). It's the large boulder in the foreground of the first photograph below.



LW3189: 9600 dpi jpegs from digital images made February 24, 2018, by Leon Worden.
TATAVIAM ARTIFACTS

Bowers Cave

Peabody Museum Index


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Bowers Cave Specimens (Mult.)

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Bowers on Bowers Cave 1885

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Stephen Bowers Bio

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Bowers Cave: Perforated Stones (Henshaw 1887)

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Bowers Cave: Van Valkenburgh 1952

• Bowers Cave Inventory (Elsasser & Heizer 1963)


• Chiquita Landfill Expansion DEIR 2014: Bowers Cave Discussion

Agua Dulce

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Vasquez Rock Art x8

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Ethnobotany of Vasquez, Placerita (Brewer 2014)

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Bowl x5

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Basketry Fragment

Acton

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Blum Ranch (Mult.)

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Little Rock Creek

Castaic Area

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Fish Canyon Bedrock Mortars & Cupules x3

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Steatite Cup, 1970 Elderberry Canyon Dig x5

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Ceremonial Bar, 1970 Elderberry Canyon Dig x4

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Projectile Points (4), 1970 Elderberry Canyon Dig

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Paradise Ranch Earth Oven

Piru Creek

Lopez Report 1974


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Twined Water Bottle x14

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Grinding Stones, Camulos

Newhall Area

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Arrow Straightener

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Pestle

Tejon Area

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Basketry x2

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Coiled Basket 1875

Other

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Riverpark, aka River Village (Mult.)

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Riverpark Artifact Conveyance

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Mojave Desert: Burham Canyon Pictographs

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Leona Valley Site (Disturbed 2001)

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2 Baskets

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So. Cal. Basket

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Biface, Haskell Canyon

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2 Mortars, 2 Pestles, Bouquet Canyon

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