Moghr el-Ahwal Cave 3 (Phases F & E)
Basic information
Sample name: Moghr el-Ahwal Cave 3 (Phases F & E)

Reference: Y. Edwards, A. Garrard, and C. Yazbeck. 2017. Hunting and trapping strategies in the coastal mountains of northern Lebanon during the Epipalaeolithic. Levant 49(3):237-258 [ER 3084]
Geography
Country: Lebanon

Coordinate: 34° 17' N, 35° 53' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "c. 400 m east of Moghr el-Ahwal village"
coordinate is given by Garrard and Yazbeck (2008, Baal 12)
there are uncalibrated 14C dates on charcoal of 17, 220 +/- 70 ybp (Phase F) and 15, 750 +/- 75 ybp (Phase E)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation
Habitat comments: no description of lithology is given
there are various archaeological artifacts, and "Hunting of wild goat was the prime activity during the earlier phases (FD) along with a range of other prey"
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, lizards, turtles
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 114
Years: 2004, 2005, 2008
Sampling comments: "Bones were recovered from sediments coarse-sieved through 5 mm mesh, with the residues dry- or wet-sieved through 2 mm mesh"
Metadata
Sample: 3360
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-26 19:52:26
Modified: 2019-08-26 21:31:14
Abundance distribution
22 species
8 singletons
total count 114
Fisher's α: 8.114
geometric series k: 0.8613
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8960
Shannon's H: 2.5879
Good's u: 0.9304
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