Point Conception, Honda Ridge, Well-preserved Pictographs/Pictoglyphs
S Egress Rd
Adventures in Astro-archaeology: Stone Age, Space Age: Chumash & Air Force Rock the Earth; Curious Parallels of AscensionThose that have stood within 5km of a Titan/Delta rocket launch -- you know the Air Force makes ground shake, rattle & the air hum.
Though 1500 (or more) yrs before that, Shaman from the Chumash -- sourcing & consuming Solanaceae (nightshade) were rockin’ w/Mother Earth in their own inimitable fashion.
Chumash call it Humqaq, “The Raven Comes”, and regard it as one of the most sacred sites not only in Chumash territory, but in all of N. America: the "western gate".
Though where the coastline, just north of Santa Barbara, lies in a distinct east/west direction it's known today as Pt. Conception: a key asset of NASA’s Western Test Range.
The American space industry ironically is using the same site used for thousands of years as a departure point into the Milky Way by the Chumash souls of the dead -- as a technological departure point ito space.
For the Chumash it is spiritually strategic as a prime spot where the souls depart for Shimilaqsha -- realm of the dead. For the USA, adjacent Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) is perhaps the most militarily strategic position on the Pacific coast, from where inter-continental ballistic missiles safely avoid land mass and are launched out into the ocean, and rockets thrust into space.
It's home to more than 1600 prehistoric archaeological sites including 14 rock art sites, five historic Chumash villages, Space Launch Complex-10 Nat. Historic Landmark, 26 Cold War era complexes & Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trl.