Basic information
Sample name: Gornovo

Reference: G. Danukalova, R. Kurmanov, A. Yakovlev, E. Osipova, E. Zinovyev, and K. Arslanov. 2016. Palaeoenvironment of the Middle and Upper Neopleistocene at theGornovo Upper Palaeolithic site (Southern Ural foreland, Russia). Quaternary International 420:24-46 [ER 3106]
Country: Russia

Coordinate: 54° 54' 28" N, 55° 52' 48" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "on the left bank of the Belaya River, 1 km upstream from the village of Gornovo" at an elevation between 160 and 200 m
list combines "Gornovo II and IIa, layers 2 and 3"
there are four uncalibrated dates on layer 2 ranging from 26, 950 +/- 560 to 29, 700 +/- 1250 BP, plus a date on Bison tooth of > 33, 670 BP for the underlying layer 3
Climate and habitat
Lithology: siltstone
Taphonomic context: fluvial deposit, tools
Habitat comments: "floodplain facies of the alluvial deposits which consist of 3) Dark bluish-grey lacustrine silty loam with molluscs shells and mammals remains (thickness 2 m); 2)Bluish-grey thin-bedded silty loam with stumps and roots of Picea sp... Greyish-brown clayey silt occur in erosional pockets between layers 2 and 3 (Gornovo IIa). Eight stone Upper Palaeolithic implements and bone remains of large and the small mammals werecollected from these sediments"
Life forms: rodents, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 389
Years: 1975, 1983
Sampling comments: excavated samples were washed "using sieves with a mesh size of 0.5-1.0 mm"
no carnivores are present
Sample: 3392
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-29 12:00:21
Modified: 2019-08-29 12:00:53
Abundance distribution
20 species
6 singletons
total count 389
Fisher's α: 4.466
geometric series k: 0.7671
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7802
Shannon's H: 1.9474
Good's u: 0.9846
Camelus sp.1
Megaloceros giganteus2
Alces alces1430 kg herbivore
Bos primigenius21
Bison priscus73
subspecies gigas and mediator were identified in 1975
Ovis ammon176 kg browser-grazer
Equus cf. hemionus1 grazer
Equus ferus caballus16
"Equus caballus fossilis"
Ochotona pusilla13
Spermophilus sp.1
Ellobius talpinus2
Allocricetulus eversmanni1
Myodes rufocanus2
"Clethrionomys rufocanus"
Myodes rutilus219.5 g
"Clethrionomys rutilus"
Myodes ex gr. rutilus-glareolus14
"Clethrionomys ex gr. rutilus-glareolus"
Lagurus lagurus154
Eolagurus luteus2
Arvicola terrestris7
Microtus gregalis28
Microtus oeconomus4736.5 g