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Stone basins may be Miwok salt 'factory'

• AP
Somewhere in the Sierra Nevada, a granite terrace the size of a football field holds hundreds of mysterious stone basins representing what geologists believe is one of the earliest known "factories" created and used by ancient Miwok Indians to make tons of salt to trade with tribes up and down California.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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What I find interesting is that granite is HARD!  I find the labor that must have gone into it to be quite remarkable as is the bowl shape they all seem to share.

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