Lower Walnut Settlement
Basic information
Sample name: Lower Walnut Settlement

Reference: C. E. Haury. 2008. Bison and box turtles: faunal remains from the Lower Walnut Settlement. Plains Anthropologist 53:503-530 [ER 3146]
Country: United States
State: Kansas

Coordinate: 37° 4' N, 97° 2' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: geographic data and dates are given by Hawley et al. (2008, Plains Anthropologist)
"east of Arkansas City" (basis of coordinate)
24 uncalibrated radiocarbon dates range from 630 +/- 60 B.P. to 200 +/- 40 B.P.
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation, midden, settlement, structures
Archaeology: stone tools, other structures
Habitat comments: "Large faunal assemblages were recovered most often from large bell shaped pits that originally served as storage or cache pits"
there are "Tool caches" including "awls, needles, and hoes, small fragments of bone exhibiting burning, butchering marks, and spiral fractures" but apparently no ceramics
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, turtles, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 4842
Years: 1994 - 1996
Sampling comments: screenwashing is not discussed
Sample: 3440
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-01 19:29:09
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:15:16
Abundance distribution
26 species
6 singletons
total count 4842
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 3.610
geometric series k: 0.7228
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4863
Shannon's H: 1.1120
Good's u: 0.9988