Cueva del Ange
Basic information
Sample name: Cueva del Ange

Reference: C. B. Ruíz, D. B. Ortega, M. Caparrós, A. M. Moigne, V. Celiberti, A. Testu, D. Barsky, O. Notter, J. A. R. Cantal, M. P. Rodríguez, M. I. C. León, G. M. Gómez, S. Khatib, T. Saos, S. Gregoire, S. Bailón, J. A. Solano, Mesa, Djerrab, Hedley, Abdessadok, Llasat, Astier, Bertin, Boulbes, Cauche, Filoux, Hanquet, Milizia, Moutoussamy, Rossoni, Bermejo, and de Lumley. 2011. The Cueva del Angel (Lucena, Spain): An Acheulean hunters habitat in the South of the Iberian Peninsula. Quaternary International 243:105-126 [ER 3093]
Country: Spain
State: Cordoba

Coordinate: 37° 22' 10" N, 4° 28' 44" W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "on the outskirts of the town of Lucena"
"a preliminary 230Th/234U dating of a calcite flowstone partially sealing the sedimentary sequence in zone L6 of bed VIII... has given an age of 121 + 11/-10 ka" so "the top of the Cueva del Angel sequence coincides with the beginning of MIS 5"
bed VIII overlies most of the fossiliferous unit, so the date appears to be a minimum
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation, tools
Habitat comments: there are "numerous lithic artefacts" in Unit II, which yielded most of the fossils, and "88% of the faunal bone remains are burnt"
Unit II consists of "gravel 22%, sand 40%, silt 27% and clay 11%"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 2959
Sampling comments: small vertebrates are discussed, but no usable counts are given
Sample: 3372
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-27 12:54:03
Modified: 2019-08-27 12:54:03
Abundance distribution
13 species
2 singletons
total count 2959
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.749
geometric series k: 0.5539
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7551
Shannon's H: 1.7085
Good's u: 0.9993