Site 48SW270
Basic information
Sample name: Site 48SW270

Reference: C. S. Smith and L. M. McNees. 2000. Pronghorn and bison procurement during the Uinta Phase in southwest Wyoming: a case study from site 48SW270. Plains Anthropologist 45:71-87 [ER 3140]
Country: United States
State: Wyoming

Coordinate: 41° 40' N, 108° 47' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "west of Bitter Creek... Black Buttes, the dominant feature in the area, is west of the site" (shown on a map somewhere south of Point of Rocks, basis of coordinate)
radiocarbon ages are 1210 +/- 90, 1400 +/- 80, and 1460 +/- 09 RCBYP
"cultural remains occurred in aeolian depoits at about 25-30 cm below surface
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: aeolian deposit, human accumulation, settlement, structures
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: "deep dunal deposits on a residual sandstone surface" and specifically "aeolian deposits"
numerous stone tools are present
features include a "stone circle, eight additional features, 3236 pieces of heat-altered rock, 60 flaked stone tools, one core, 6483 pieces of debitage, two bone tools, 12 pieces of bone tube manufacture debris, and 9098 bone specimens" but ceramics are not mentioned
Life forms: rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 191
Sample: 3431
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-01 14:58:35
Modified: 2019-09-12 10:24:01
Abundance distribution
8 species
2 singletons
total count 191
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.689
geometric series k: 0.5096
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5522
Shannon's H: 1.0539
Good's u: 0.9896
Bison bison112
Antilocapra americana945 kg
Lepus sp.3
"jackrabbit or jackrabbit-size"
Sylvilagus sp.60
Marmotini indet.3
"ground squirrel or ground squirrel-size"
Arvicolinae indet.1
Aves indet. large2
"large bird"
Aves indet. small1
"small bird"