Grassy Bay
Basic information
Sample name: Grassy Bay

Reference: F. L. Stewart and K. M. Stewart. 1996. The Boardwalk and Grassy Bay sites: patterns of seasonality and subsistence on the northern Northwest Coast, B.C.. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 20:39-60 [ER 3159]
Country: Canada
State: British Columbia

Coordinate: 54° 17' N, 130° 18' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the northeast shore of Kaien Island, on Grassy Bay, facing Fern Passage" (coordinate based on Kaien Island)
four radiocarbon dates range from 1615 +/- 60 to 620 +/- 55 BP
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Habitat comments: lithology is described as "heavy wet soil"
a "seasonal camp"
the site is not described as a midden per se
lithics, ceramics, and other artifacts are not discussed, and structures appear not to be present
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, birds
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 874
Sampled by: G. F. MacDonald
Sampling comments: it was no possible to screenwash, so small material was "trowelled through"
fish material was not identified
Sample: 3458
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-02 15:48:21
Modified: 2019-09-05 13:01:56
Abundance distribution
23 species
6 singletons
total count 874
standardised richness: 7.2
Fisher's α: 4.329
geometric series k: 0.7812
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8124
Shannon's H: 1.9564
Good's u: 0.9931