Bluegrass (micro)
Basic information
Sample name: Bluegrass (micro)

Reference: C. R. Stafford, R. L. Richards, and C. M. Anslinger. 2000. The Bluegrass fauna and changes in middle Holocene hunter-gatherer foraging in the southern Midwest. American Antiquity 65(2):317-336 [ER 3135]
Country: United States
State: Indiana

Coordinate: 38.10° N, -87.37° W
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: "in the extreme northwest corner of Warrick County" show approximately in sec 12, T5S, R9W
five radiocarbon dates range from 5290 +/- 70 to 5030 -/- 100 ybp (Jeffries 1997)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation, midden, settlement, structures
Archaeology: burials, hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: "A 35-cm-thick, organic-rich midden" with "abundant fire-cracked rock, well-preserved animal bone, nutshell, and to a lesser extent lithic debitage and tools... One-hundred and thirty-two pits or hearths were exposed, along with 80 human burials and 12 dog burials"
there is no discussion of ceramics or structures
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders, fishes, crustaceans, clams
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 169
Years: 1981 - 1988
Sampling comments: "derived from 33 pit features excavated at the site... Fauna were recovered from pit fall, dry screened through 1/4-inch mesh, and from the heavy fraction of 11 liter flotation samples. All bone greater than 2 mm is included in the flotation assemblage"
this sample represented the microfaunal assemblage
Sample: 3424
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-01 11:35:11
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:35:22
Abundance distribution
40 species
18 singletons
total count 169
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 16.550
geometric series k: 0.9060
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8858
Shannon's H: 2.8713
Good's u: 0.8941