McNichol Creek (house depression)
Basic information
Sample name: McNichol Creek (house depression)

Reference: G. Coupland, C. Bissell, and S. King. 1993. Prehistoric subsistence and seasonality at Prince Rupert Harbour: evidence from the McNichol Creek site. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 17:59-73 [ER 3157]
Geography
Country: Canada
State: British Columbia

Coordinate: 54° 20' N, 130° 21' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the north side of Prince Rupert Harbour, near the north end of Melville Arm, just west of the mouth of McNichol Creek" (coordinate based on McNichol Creek)
"Charcoal samples from two living floor hearths yielded uncorrected radiocarbon dates of 1590 +/- 80 BP (Isotrace 16451) and 1580 +/- 80 BP (Isotrace 16452)"
there is no direct date on the shell midden, but it appears to be contemporary with the "15 rectangular house depressions" that make up the rest of the site
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation, settlement, structures
Archaeology: buildings
Habitat comments: a "house depression"
there is no discussion of site stratigraphy or ceramic or lithic artifacts
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, birds, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 323
Sampling comments: excavated sediments were subjected to "water-screening through 2 mm mesh"
Metadata
Sample: 3455
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-02 14:57:29
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:01:06
Abundance distribution
18 species
9 singletons
total count 323
Fisher's α: 4.113
geometric series k: 0.7276
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5008
Shannon's H: 1.2276
Good's u: 0.9722
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