Thursday, May 29, 2008

Lost City

Grinding Rocks 03
On Sunday my friend Lou and I did a hike in Morgan Territory Regional Park, and took a little detour to check out the remnants of an extensive (and long-used) settlement of the Volvon tribe. The Volvon ate acorns, which they ground to flour using depressions in the rock; these grinding holes are now the most obvious sign of their presence. Judging from the number and depth of the holes, they spent a hell of a long time here--thousands of years, in all likelihood.

Couple more pics below the fold.

Grinding Rocks 02

Grinding Rocks 01

This is the pond just below the main settlement; they got their water from the inlet stream.