Mujina Pecina (Level B)
Basic information
Sample name: Mujina Pecina (Level B)

Reference: I. Karavanic, P. T. Miracle, M. Culiberg, D. Kurtanjek, J. Zupanic, V. Golubic, M. Paunovic, J. M. Lenardic, V. Malez, R. Sosic, I. Jankovic, and F. H. Smith. 2008. The Middle Paleolithic from Mujina Pecina, Dalmatia, Croatia. Journal of Field Archaeology 33(3):259-277 [ER 3101]
Country: Croatia

Coordinate: 43° 31' N, 16° 15' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "a cave... located north of Trogir and west of Split" (coordinate based on Trogir)
Middle Paleolithic: uncalibrated AMS dates include 39.200 +1230/-1060 on bone (Level B), 40, 460 +1470/-1220 on bone (Level C), 40, 430 +1440/-1220 on bone (Level D1), 41, 820 +1740/-1430 on bone (Level D2), and 34, 200 +/- 500 on charcoal (Level D2); the latter is stratigraphically inconsistent with all other dates and put aside here
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation, tools
Habitat comments: "Levels B and C contain brown sandy sediment with stone debris... Level D1 contains cryoclastic stone debris with some gravel and yellowish red sand sediment (stratigraphic unit D1B), while Level D2 contains cryoclastic stone debris with gravel and yellowish red sandy sediment"
there are numerous stone tools and some bones are burned or have impact scars or cut marks, so the ungulate assemblage is interpreted as having been "brought to the site" by hunters, although "Carnivores were also active at the site"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 62
Sampling comments: "Systematic excavations began in 1995" and continued at least through 2000
Sample: 3384
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-28 20:22:33
Modified: 2019-08-28 20:22:33
Abundance distribution
9 species
0 singletons
total count 62
standardised richness: 9.0
Fisher's α: 2.894
geometric series k: 0.7993
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8599
Shannon's H: 2.0706
Good's u: 1.0000