Spillsbury Bay
Basic information
Sample name: Spillsbury Bay

Reference: J. E. Curtis. 2006. Evidence for short-term resource procurement events at the Spillsbury Bay site, Rice Lake, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 30(1):73-100 [ER 3162]
Country: Canada
State: Ontario

Coordinate: 44° 16' N, 78° 4' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: on the northern shore of Rice Lake (shown on a map as near the Birdsall Beach Resort, basis of coordinate)
"On the basis of ceramic attributes, this layer relates primarily to the Sandbanks Phase (AD 700-1000)" and overlies a midden date as 1220 +/- 60 BP
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: ceramics, human accumulation, settlement
Archaeology: bone tools, ceramics, stone tools
Habitat comments: there is a "dense deposit of cermics" indicating settlement, in addition to lithics and bone artifacts
no "hearths, pits or post moulds were encountered during the exavations"
Life forms: rodents, ungulates, birds, snakes, turtles, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 440
Years: 2001
Sampling comments: "all soil was screened through 6-mm mesh" and some "column samples" were "subsequently processed by flotation"
Sample: 3462
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-03 15:19:16
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:58:45
Abundance distribution
25 species
1 singleton
total count 440
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 5.745
geometric series k: 0.8294
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8882
Shannon's H: 2.5271
Good's u: 0.9978