OMNH locality VI03
Basic information
Sample name: OMNH locality VI03
Sample aka: Black Mesa

Reference: N. J. Czaplewski and K. S. Smith. 2012. Late Pleistocene vertebrates from a rockshelter in Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Southwestern Naturalist 57(4):399-411 [ER 3112]
Country: United States
State: Oklahoma

Coordinate: 36° 56' N, 102° 59' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "in the northwestern corner of Cimarron County... found beneath stratigraphic levels bearing archeological materials attributed to the Basketmaker culture"
there is a "conventional radiocarbon age" of 23, 980 +/- 130 YBP on a Mammuthus cf. columbi tooth
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: cave, fluvial deposit
Habitat comments: "stream-laid deposits of sand and mud" within a rockshelter
there are "preparation-tool marks on some" of the fossis and "no obvious evidence of modification of bones such as gnawing by carnivores or scavengers, spiral fracturing, or tooth-puncture marks. Accumulation of some of the smaller bones by rabbits or rodents... is possible... several agents of accumulation" may have "acted together"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 63
Sample: 3399
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-30 07:41:49
Modified: 2019-08-30 07:41:49
Abundance distribution
15 species
6 singletons
total count 63
standardised richness: 17.6
Fisher's α: 6.229
geometric series k: 0.8019
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8287
Shannon's H: 2.1969
Good's u: 0.9053