McNichol Creek (midden)
Basic information
Sample name: McNichol Creek (midden)

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]
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, midden, settlement
Habitat comments: there is no discussion of site stratigraphy or artifacts
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, birds, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 3156
Sampling comments: excavated sediments were subjected to "water-screening through 2 mm mesh"
Sample: 3456
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-02 15:05:09
Modified: 2019-09-09 13:01:24
Abundance distribution
18 species
7 singletons
total count 3156
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.524
geometric series k: 0.6240
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.0764
Shannon's H: 0.2453
Good's u: 0.9978