Manot Cave (Area D, Biogenic Unit)
Basic information
Sample name: Manot Cave (Area D, Biogenic Unit)

Reference: M. Orbach and R. Yeshurun. 2019. The hunters or the hunters: Human and hyena prey choice divergence in the Late Pleistocene Levant. Journal of Human Evolution x:1-18 [ER 3071]
Country: Israel

Coordinate: 33° 2' N, 35° 12' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "a large karstic cave located in Western Galilee"
coordinate based on Manot Cave
"early Upper Paleolithic... The stratigraphic sequence of the cave covers the EUP, 46-33 thousand years cal. BP" but no directly relevant dates are mentioned, so this is apparently based on correlation
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: limestone
Taphonomic context: carnivore accumulation, cave
Habitat comments: "karstic... the bone assemblage was created mainly by hyenas"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, lizards, snakes, turtles
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 494
Years: 2011, 2012, 2015
Sampling comments: "The cave was discovered in 2008 and has been excavated since 2010" and selected samples were collected in 2011, 2012, and 2015
Sample: 3344
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-25 16:39:50
Modified: 2019-08-25 20:47:27
Abundance distribution
18 species
5 singletons
total count 494
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 3.665
geometric series k: 0.7456
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7970
Shannon's H: 1.9456
Good's u: 0.9899