• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Chumash: Tools

Flint Knapping uses hand tools similar to the ones we use today, but you might be surpised by what the tools are made from.

The Tomol was an important form of transporation for the Chumash. Where do you think it took them. Find out below.

Chumash Flint Knapping
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The Chumash Tomol
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Did You Know?

The need for plants used in restoration projects loomed large for many years, but volunteers made it happen.

A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.