Sharon Waechter of Far Western
archaeological consultants added three sites to this tour related to prehistoric humans, which I include for completeness. All three stops were problematic. This is supposed to be a "badly disturbed prehistoric village site," but presumably the people leading the tour as originally planned would have taken me somewhere nearby. On the other hand, maybe this really is an old village site. Many archaeological excavations are logged, photographed and carefully reburied in case future scientists want to revisit them. If you visit here, at the intersection of First and A streets in Davis, consider this: everywhere we live today, very different people once lived very different lives in the same spot thousands of years ago. The native peoples of California were probably troubled much less than us by large earthquakes, for instance. The problem of living resiliently
is always worth contemplating. What will future archaeologists say about our ruins?
This stop marks the end of day 1. Day 2 starts on the other side of the Central Valley, in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Day 1, Coast Range: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Day 2, Sierra Nevada: 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18
Day 3, Sierra Nevada: 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28
Day 4, Coast Range: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33