Dust Cave (Zones T and U)
Basic information
Sample name: Dust Cave (Zones T and U)

Reference: R. B. Walker, K. R. Detwiler, S. C. Meeks, and B. N. Driskell. 2001. Berries, bones, and blades: reconstructing Late Paleoindian subsistence economy at Dust Cave, Alabama. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 26(2):169-197 [ER 3137]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Alabama

Coordinate: 34° 49' N, 87° 40' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "near Florence" (basis of coordinate)
there are 17 radiocarbon dates on this layer ranging from 10590 +/- 60 ybp to 9890 +/- 70 ybp
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: "a basal sediment" (lithology not stated) with "carbonized plant remains" indicate "the result of human activity, namely burning events"
a chipped stone tool assemblage is detailed and there is no mention of ceramics
Methods
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, snakes, turtles, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 212
Years: 1989 - 1994
Sampling comments: sampling was from "the heavy fraction of flotation samples (1 mm mesh size)) and "water-screening (6 mm mesh)"
Metadata
Sample: 3427
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-01 12:31:23
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:32:25
Abundance distribution
41 species
14 singletons
total count 212
Fisher's α: 15.139
geometric series k: 0.9278
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9524
Shannon's H: 3.2790
Good's u: 0.9344
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