Cerro Baśl
Basic information
Sample name: Cerro Baśl

Reference: M. E. Moseley, D. J. Nash, P. R. Williams, S. D. deFrance, A. Miranda, and M. Ruales. 2005. Burning down the brewery: Establishing and evacuating an ancient imperial colony at Cerro Baśl, Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102(48):17264-17271 [ER 3424]
Country: Peru

Coordinate: -17.116° S, -70.850° W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: there are 25 uncalibrated 14C dates ranging from 1454 +/- 35 to 900 +/- 40 BP
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: buildings, burials, ceramics, hearths, stone tools, other artifacts
Habitat comments: there are extensive structures with lapidary work, pins, grinding stones, ceramic vats, pitchers, "six necklaces of shell and stone and a bracelet", stone flake tools, spindle whorls, weaving implements, bowls, jars, an infant buried in an urn, a buried adolescent, a drum, and cups plus abundant plant matter and "Thick floor deposits of ash"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, birds, lizards, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 1239
Years: 1989, 1997, 1998, 2001
Sampling comments: "The Cerro Baśl assemblage reported here is from excavations conducted in 1989, 1997, 1998, and 2001. The faunal remains were collected by using either 1/16 inch (1.8 mm) mesh screen (Cerro Baśl 2001, Cerro Meija all excavations) or 1/8 inch mesh screen (3.5 mm) (Cerro Baśl 1989, 1997, 1998)"
Sample: 3805
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2021-06-12 08:49:21
Modified: 2021-06-12 08:49:21
Abundance distribution
28 species
11 singletons
total count 1239
extrapolated richness: 48.4
Fisher's α: 5.092
geometric series k: 0.7883
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7020
Shannon's H: 1.7053
Good's u: 0.9911
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Cavia porcellus616
Lagidium peruanum13
Sigmodontinae indet.12
Canis lupus familiaris5943 kg carnivore
"Canis familiaris"
Puma concolor149 kg carnivore
"Felis concolor": plus one "Felis" specimen
Lycalopex culpaeus18.0 kg invertivore-carnivore
"Pseudalopex culpaeus"
Lama cf. glama170
plus numerous camelids probably including Vicugna pacos
Hippocamelus antisensis3
Odocoileus virginianus1275 kg herbivore
Vultur gryphus212 kg carnivore
Nothoprocta cf. ornata1569 g frugivore
plus seven specimens of this genus
Columba maculosa9 frugivore
Zenaida auriculata19.4 g granivore-frugivore
Glaucidium cf. peruanum160.4 g
Muscisaxicola sp.1
compared to this genus
Squamates indet.29
Rhinella cf. arequipensis3
"Bufo cf. arequipensis"
Isurus oxyrinchus1
Engraulidae indet.8
Clupeidae indet.82
Atherinidae indet.1
compared to this family
Carangidae indet.10
plus two specimens compared to this family
Cheilopogon sp.6
Labrisomus sp.1
Scartichthys sp.2
Sciaena deliciosa1
Trachurus murphyi192
Auxis sp.1