Dzudzuana Cave (lower area, Unit B)
Basic information
Sample name: Dzudzuana Cave (lower area, Unit B)

Reference: G. Bar-Oz, A. Belfer-Cohen, T. Meshveliani, N. Djakeli, and O. Bar-Yosef. 2007. Taphonomy and zooarchaeology of the Upper Palaeolithic cave of Dzudzuana, Republic of Georgia. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18:131-151 [ER 3089]
Geography
Country: Georgia

Coordinate: 42° 17' N, 43° 17' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in the Nekressi river valley" and shown as about 3 km northeast of Chiatura (basis of coordinate)
this level is dated at "13-11 BP" based on uncalibrated radiocarbon dates
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation, tools
Habitat comments: lithology is not discussed
"humans were the primary agents of accumulation"
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 398
Years: 1996 - 2004
Sampling comments: "Rich lithic and faunal materials were systematically collected... All excavated sediments were wet-sieved through 2mm mesh"
Metadata
Sample: 3367
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-27 10:25:27
Modified: 2019-08-27 10:25:27
Abundance distribution
8 species
1 singleton
total count 398
Fisher's α: 1.418
geometric series k: 0.4499
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5125
Shannon's H: 1.0861
Good's u: 0.9975
Register
Bos primigenius60
Bison priscus23
Capra sp.268
Cervus elaphus31
Equus ferus caballus3
"Equus caballus"
Sus scrofa1054 kg herbivore
Ursus arctos2156 kg frugivore-carnivore
Canis lupus144 kg carnivore