• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    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?

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Every year Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area plants around 15,000 native shrubs in efforts to restore the chaparral landscape and increase the carbon sequestration of the Park. More...