Bone Cave
Basic information
Sample name: Bone Cave

Reference: J. R. Ferguson and C. E. Skinner. 2005. Bone Cave: a severely disturbed cave site in central Oregon. North American Archaeologist 26(2):221-244 [ER 3151]
Country: United States
State: Oregon

Coordinate: 44° 3' N, 121° 18' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "immediately east of the city of Bend" (basis of coordinate)
there are no direct dates, but the assemblage is thought to be "prior to 6850 B.P." based on evidence that it predates the eruption of Mt. Mazama
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: "No natural stratigraphy was evident" and considerably "historic debris" was mixed with the remains
"nearly 3, 000 lithic artifacts" were excavated and the context is interpreted as a "rabbit drive processing" site
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 2235
Years: 1998
Sampling comments: there were "six 1 x 2 meter excavation units" and "all recovered fill" was "screened through 1/8 inch mesh"
Sample: 3447
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-01 22:02:44
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:09:45
Abundance distribution
9 species
2 singletons
total count 2235
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.194
geometric series k: 0.3946
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3718
Shannon's H: 0.6401
Good's u: 0.9991