Keffer (Midden 57, floated)
Basic information
Sample name: Keffer (Midden 57, floated)
Sample aka: AkGv-14

Reference: F. L. Stewart. 1991. Floating for fauna: some methodological considerations using the Keffer site (AkGv-14). Canadian Journal of Archaeology 15:97-115 [ER 3155]
Country: Canada
State: Ontario

Coordinate: 43° 50' N, 79° 30' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "just north of Toronto in the town of Vaughan" (coordinate based on Vaughan)
"occupied possibly in the very last of the 15th century and certainly in the first two or three decades of the 16th century" (dating method unclear)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: ceramics, human accumulation, midden, settlement, structures
Archaeology: buildings, ceramics, stone tools
Habitat comments: the site is "comprised of at least 26 middens and 19 houses surrounded by palisades whcih also enclosed some burials" with "ceramics and stone artifacts"
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, birds, turtles, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 693
Sampled by: W. D. Finlayson
Years: 1985
Sample: 3452
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-02 14:12:23
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:02:42
Abundance distribution
34 species
10 singletons
total count 693
standardised richness: 24.1
Fisher's α: 7.492
geometric series k: 0.8382
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7347
Shannon's H: 2.0870
Good's u: 0.9856
Amia calva4
Salvelinus namaycush1
"lake trout"
Coregonus sp.339
Catostomidae indet.20
Ameirus sp.13
Ictaluridae indet.80
Anguilla rostrata33
"American eel"
Ambloplites rupestris1
"rock bass"
Lepomis gibbosus31
Perca flavescens41
"yelow perch"
Sander sp.14
"walleye" or "sauger"
Sciurus carolinensis6519 g frugivore
"grey squirrel"
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus17187 g
"red squirrel"
Marmota monax44.5 kg
Tamias striatus19113 g frugivore-insectivore
"eastern chipmunk"
Castor canadensis911 kg
Peromyscus sp.2
Microtus chrotorrhinus133.0 g
"rock vole"
Ondatra zibethicus201.1 kg
Canis lupus familiaris343 kg carnivore
"domestic dog"
Ursus americanus4115 kg browser-insectivore
"black bear"
Procyon lotor15.5 kg carnivore-granivore
Neovison vison4913 g
Mephitidae indet.1
Odocoileus virginianus275 kg herbivore
"white-tailed deer"
Podiceps auritus1453 g
"horned grebe"
Branta canadensis14.1 g folivore
"Canada goose"
Spatula discors2
"blue-winged teal"
Aythya americana11.1 kg
"redhead duck"
Bonasa umbellus2566 g omnivore
"ruffed grouse"
Antigone canadensis1
"sandhill crane"
Ectopistes migratorius2
"passenger pigeon"
Chelydra serpentina1
"snapping turtle"
Chrysemys picta12
"painted turtle"