Ortvale Klde (late Middle Paleolithic)
Basic information
Sample name: Ortvale Klde (late Middle Paleolithic)

Reference: D. S. Adler and G. Bar-Oz. 2009. Seasonal patterns of prey acquisition and inter-group competition during the Middle and Upper Paleolithic of the southern Caucasus. In The Evolution of Hominin Diets: Integrating Approaches to the Study of Palaeolithic Subsistence (eds. J.-J. Hublin, M.P. Richards), pp. 127-140 [ER 3065]
Country: Georgia

Coordinate: 42° 20' N, 43° 18' E
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: shown on a map as being about 4 km north of Chiatura (coordinate extrapolated from its location)
dates are uncalibrated
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation
Habitat comments: "a karstic rockshelter comprised of two chambers opening to the east" and the counts apply to "a sample of 6 m2" in the southern chamber
this sample applies to "Layers 5-7"
lithology not discussed
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 2815
Years: 1997 - 2001
Sampling comments: "All of the excavated sediments were carefully dry-screened through 2 mm mesh and sorted for small bones"
Sample: 3333
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-24 17:28:38
Modified: 2019-08-25 20:42:09
Abundance distribution
5 species
0 singletons
total count 2815
standardised richness: 5.0
Fisher's α: 0.590
geometric series k: 0.1650
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.0804
Shannon's H: 0.1954
Good's u: 1.0000