Peale Point House 2 (1)
Basic information
Sample name: Peale Point House 2 (1)
Sample aka: KkDo-1

Reference: D. R. Stenton. 1987. Recent archaeological investigations in Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, N.W.T.. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 11:13-48 [ER 3154]
Country: Canada
State: Northwest Territories

Coordinate: 63° 46' N, 68° 39' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on a small island approximately 13 km west of the town of Iqaluit" (coordinate based on Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park)
there are no radiocarbon dates and "Artifact analysis indicates that the site was occupied between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries A.D."
Climate and habitat
Lithology: claystone
Taphonomic context: human accumulation, midden, settlement, structures
Archaeology: buildings, stone tools
Habitat comments: a "semi-subterranean" Thule house with "an impressive volume of artifacts and faunal data" including lithics but no ceramics and with a "small midden sampled... arbitrarily grouped with the upper occuptation"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 874
Years: 1980, 1981
Sampling comments: screenwashing is not discussed and seems unlikely
birds, fish, and clams are listed but not tabulated
Sample: 3450
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-02 12:09:40
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:03:13
Abundance distribution
9 species
0 singletons
total count 874
standardised richness: 9.0
Fisher's α: 1.398
geometric series k: 0.4933
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5002
Shannon's H: 0.9584
Good's u: 1.0000
Delphinapterus leucas2
Vulpes lagopus8
"Arctic fox"
Canis lupus familiaris3043 kg carnivore
"Canis familiaris"
Ursus maritimus3
"polar bear"
Odobenus rosmarus13
Erignathus barbatus9
"bearded seal"
Phoca hispida570
Phoca groenlandica4
Rangifer tarandus23569 kg