Sibudu Cave (Pinkish Grey Sand)
Basic information
Sample name: Sibudu Cave (Pinkish Grey Sand)

Reference: J. L. Clark. 2017. The Howieson's Poort fauna from Sibudu Cave: Documenting continuity and change within Middle Stone Age industries. Journal of Human Evolution 107:49-70 [ER 3069]
Country: South Africa
State: KwaZulu-Natal

Coordinate: 29° 31' S, 31° 5' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on a cliff above the uThongathi River, approximately 40 km north of Durban"
coordinate based on Sibudu Cave
dated at 64.7 +/- 1.9 ka using OSL
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation
Habitat comments: "a loose, pinkish-grey sand"
ungulate remains are interpreted as "game"
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 11514
Years: 1998 - 2011
Sample: 3342
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-25 15:47:31
Modified: 2019-08-25 20:45:49
Abundance distribution
30 species
11 singletons
total count 11514
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 3.734
geometric series k: 0.7252
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.0673
Shannon's H: 0.2236
Good's u: 0.9990