McIntosh
Basic information
Sample name: McIntosh
Sample aka: 25BW15

Reference: A. Koch. 1995. The McIntosh fauna: late prehistoric exploitation of lake and prairie habitats in the Nebraska Sand Hills. Plains Anthropologist 40:39-60 [ER 3144]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Nebraska

Coordinate: 40° 25' N, 101° 31' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "along the southeast shore of Enders Lake" (coordinate based on Enders Dam)
there are accepted uncalibrated radiocarbon dates of 510 +/- 40 and 650 +/- 60 BP
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: ceramics, human accumulation, midden, settlement, structures
Archaeology: bone tools, buildings, ceramics, stone tools
Habitat comments: "The cultural deposit is contained within a 5-10 cm band of dark gray mottled paleosol mantled with sandy sod overburden of varying thickness. The excavated feature inventory includes a 3.0 x 5.5 m oval stained 'midden' area" with post molds, pits, and "bone or artifact concentrations" that include "ceramics, chipped stone tools and debris, ground stone, modified bone, pigment, and galena"
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash, surface
Sample size: 2759
Years: 1987 - 1989
Sampling comments: "surface collections, controlled testing, excavation of pit features, and transit mapping" and "with the exception of test squares, which were 1/4 inch dry-screened, all excavated matrix was water-screened through 1/16 inch mesh"
Metadata
Sample: 3438
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-01 17:55:53
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:16:13
Abundance distribution
42 species
9 singletons
total count 2759
Fisher's α: 7.029
geometric series k: 0.8411
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7450
Shannon's H: 1.9071
Good's u: 0.9967
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