Harrodsburg Crevice
Basic information
Sample name: Harrodsburg Crevice

Reference: M. R. Smith and P. D. Polly. 2013. A reevaluation of the Harrodsburg Crevice fauna (late Pleistocene of Indiana, U.S.A.) and the climatic implications of its mammals. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(2):410-420 [ER 3127]
Country: United States
State: Indiana

Coordinate: 39.036° N, -86.535° W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "10 km south of central Bloomington, in a road cut on the east side of Indiana State Highway 37"
a reported radiocarbon date is dismissed, and the fauna is assigned to the Sangamonian or "MIS 5e, 120 ka" based on biostratigraphy (dates follow Wikipedia)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: limestone
Taphonomic context: cave, pitfall trap
Habitat comments: "partially exposed, undisturbed mass of bone embedded in a beige-clay limestone, detritus-travertine matrix" and "the assemblage is consistent with a natural trap"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, snakes
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 1021
Years: 1974, 1975
Sample: 3415
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-31 14:07:16
Modified: 2019-08-31 14:17:39
Abundance distribution
23 species
3 singletons
total count 1021
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 4.180
geometric series k: 0.7610
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7549
Shannon's H: 1.8780
Good's u: 0.9971