Cava Muracci
Basic information
Sample name: Cava Muracci
Sample aka: Cisterna di Latina

Reference: M. Gatta, T. Kotsakis, L. Pandolfi, C. Petronio, L. Salari, K. F. Achino, L. Silvestri, and M. F. Rolfo. 2019. The Late Pleistocene faunal assemblage from Cava Muracci (Latium, Italy): Palaeoenvironmental implications for coastal central Italy during MIS 3. Comptes Rendus Palevol 18:51-71 [ER 3103]
Country: Italy

Coordinate: 41° 35' 53" N, 12° 51' 23" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in the Pontine Plain"
"late Pleistocene, between 34, 810 BP and 44, 054 BP" (no further details about dates are given)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: claystone
Taphonomic context: carnivore accumulation, cave, tools
Habitat comments: "SU11, a 45100 cm-thick, compact layer of clay and clasts, is the most important layer. It contained abundant mammal remains, coprolites and sporadic lithic artefacts... Data collected indicate the feeding and probably scavenging activity of Crocuta crocuta as the main agent of bone accumulation and the SU11 of Area 3 as a probable hyena den"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, lizards, snakes, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 717
Years: 2012 - 2016
Sampling comments: "The soil was fully sieved with a 2-mm mesh in the field"
Sample: 3389
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-28 23:02:43
Modified: 2019-08-28 23:02:43
Abundance distribution
29 species
9 singletons
total count 717
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 6.066
geometric series k: 0.8185
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7529
Shannon's H: 1.8459
Good's u: 0.9875