First American Bank Site (Feature 1)
Basic information
Sample name: First American Bank Site (Feature 1)
Sample aka: 40 Dv 40

Reference: J. E. Guilday. 1977. Sabertooth cat, Smilodon floridanus (Leidy), and associated fauna from a Tennessee cave (40 Dv 40), the First American Bank Site. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 52(3):84-94 [ER 3132]
Country: United States
State: Tennessee

Coordinate: 36° 11' N, 86° 47' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "within the city limits of Nashville, Third to Fourth Avenues between Union and Deaderick Streets"
"at least three time periods were involved, viz., late Pleistocene, about 10, 000 years ago; late Woodland, about 2, 000 years ago; and Historic (post 1700 A.D.)... an upper site, Feature 9... yielded the remains of four Indian burials and 16 species of vertebrates, all Recent... Two C14 dates, derived from the human skeletal material, date this association: 2, 390 +/- 145 year B.P... and 1, 690 +/- 115 years B.P... The bones recovered from the lower Feature 9, were for the most part those of extinct large mammals"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: claystone
Taphonomic context: cave
Habitat comments: a "small fissure or cave... largely destroyed by the excavating process" that included a "yellow clay"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, other small mammals, snakes, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 74
Sample: 3419
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-08-31 19:37:49
Modified: 2019-08-31 19:37:49
Abundance distribution
9 species
4 singletons
total count 74
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.685
geometric series k: 0.6537
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6664
Shannon's H: 1.3840
Good's u: 0.9467