Riparo Biarzo (SU 5)
Basic information
Sample name: Riparo Biarzo (SU 5)

Reference: M. Bertolini, E. Cristiani, M. Modolo, P. Visentini, and M. Romandini. 2016. Late Epigravettian and Mesolithic foragers of the eastern Alpine region: Animal exploitation and ornamental strategies at Riparo Biarzo (Northern Italy). Quaternary International 423:73-91 [ER 3141]
Country: Italy

Coordinate: 46° 8' N, 13° 29' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the hydrographic left bank of the Natisone river... a little upstream of the village of Biarzo" (coordinate based on San Pietro al Natisone, which is less than 2 km south of the site)
"The Late Epigravettian occupation (SU 5) is the best characterized in the whole stratigraphy of the site. The SU 5 yielded a date of 11, 100 125 uncal BP (R1850 - 13, 177e12, 723 cal BP at 95.4% probability - OxCal v4 1.7) made on charcoal"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: bone tools, stone tools
Habitat comments: there is a large "lithic industry" here including "scraper burins, truncations, borers and backed blades" and "animal material processing (e.g., hunting, hide treatment, bone working) represented the main activity carried out at the site"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 688
Years: 1982 - 1984
Sample: 3432
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-01 16:02:22
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:21:21
Abundance distribution
12 species
2 singletons
total count 688
standardised richness: 3.6
Fisher's α: 2.065
geometric series k: 0.5896
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6418
Shannon's H: 1.3474
Good's u: 0.9971