'Ayn Qasiyya (Area A)
Basic information
Sample name: 'Ayn Qasiyya (Area A)

Reference: T. Richter, L. Maher, J. Stock, S. Allcock, M. Jones, L. Martin, and B. Thorne. 2009. New light on final Pleistocene settlement diversity in the Azraq Basin (Jordan): Recent excavations at 'Ayn Qasiyya. Paléorient 35(2):49-68 [ER 3100]
Country: Jordan

Coordinate: 31° 50' N, 36° 49' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: at the edge of the town of Azraq es-Shishan (coordinate based on Azraq Wetland Reserve)
there are three uncalibrated dates on this unit: 17, 555 +/- 75 ybp; 17, 495 +/- 70 ybp; and 19, 690 +/- 150 ybp
Climate and habitat
Lithology: mudstone
Taphonomic context: human accumulation, tools
Habitat comments: most or all of the material is from Unit IIIa, "a dark, richly organic marsh deposit with large numbers of archaeological artefacts, particularly flint and bone" (assumed to be a mudstone)
the assemblage is interpreted as mostly accumulated by hunters
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 544
Years: 2005 - 2008
Sampling comments: "intensive dry- and wet-sieving" was carried out on the excavated sediments
"bird, reptile and amphibian remains are yet to be identified"
Sample: 3383
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-28 19:30:10
Modified: 2019-08-28 19:30:10
Abundance distribution
10 species
1 singleton
total count 544
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.740
geometric series k: 0.5248
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5978
Shannon's H: 1.3689
Good's u: 0.9982