Fort Center Mound A
Basic information
Sample name: Fort Center Mound A

Reference: H. S. Hale. 1984. Prehistoric environmental exploitation around Lake Okeechobee. Southeastern Archaeology 3(2):173-187 [ER 3163]
Country: United States
State: Florida

Coordinate: 26° 57' N, 81° 8' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Fort Center
there are three radiocarbon dates for Mound A: 1645 +/- 115, 830 +/- 40, and 440 +/- 40 BP (Thompson and Pluckhand 2012)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: ceramics, human accumulation, settlement
Archaeology: bone tools, ceramics, stone tools
Habitat comments: ceramics are present in addition to "numerous shell adzes, gouges, and celts as well as the shark tooth tools used for fine wood working"
there are middens at other locations on the site, but this excavation was of a mound
structures such as posts are not mentioned
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, snakes, turtles, other reptiles, frogs, salamanders, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 1979
Sampling comments: there is no discussion of sampling methods at Mound A per se, but screening was conducted at other Fort Center sites and the assemblage is dominated by microfossils
Sample: 3463
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-03 20:42:57
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:58:19
Abundance distribution
54 species
11 singletons
total count 1979
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 10.250
geometric series k: 0.8996
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9331
Shannon's H: 3.0721
Good's u: 0.9944