North Creek Shelter (Early Archaic)
Basic information
Sample name: North Creek Shelter (Early Archaic)

Reference: J. C. Janetski, M. L. Bodily, B. A. Newbold, and D. T. Yoder. 2012. The Paleoarchaic to Early Archaic transition on the Colorado Plateau: the archaeology of North Creek Shelter. American Antiquity 77(1):125-159 [ER 3138]
Country: United States
State: Utah

Coordinate: 37° 46' N, 111° 36' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the west edge of Escalante Valley... at the base of a south-to-southwest facing sandstone cliff" close to the origin of the Escalante River (coordinate based on Escalante)
Paleoarchaic levels are IIg, IIIb, and IIIe, whereas Early Archaic levels are Va and Vt
there are two conventional radiocarbon dates on Vt of 8320 +/- 120 and 7970 +/- 80 ybp
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: fluvial deposit, human accumulation, settlement, structures
Archaeology: hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: "Numerous pits and hearths as well as abundant tools and faunal bone are present in all deposits... all sediments, early and late, derived initially from colluvial action... that carried silts and sands down vertical cracks in the cliff face" and the lowest 2.5 m consists "of discrete bands of tan sands and silts alternating with darkened cultural layers"
there is no mention of in situ ceramics
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 997
Years: 2004 - 2008
Sampling comments: "All sediments were screened with .318 cm (one-eighth inch) mesh"
Sample: 3429
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-01 14:23:07
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:26:24
Abundance distribution
17 species
7 singletons
total count 997
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.911
geometric series k: 0.6645
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4859
Shannon's H: 1.0713
Good's u: 0.9930