La Playa
Basic information
Sample name: La Playa
Sample aka: SON:F:10:3

Reference: P. Martínez-Lira, J. Arroyo-Cabrales, and J. P. Carpenter. 2011. Faunal remains and subsistence practices at the archaeological site La Playa (SON:F:10:3) in Sonora, Mexico. Kiva 77(1):33-58 [ER 3166]
Country: Mexico
State: Sonora

Coordinate: 30.17° N, -111.52° W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: remains were recovered from two large areas of the site
there is an error in the stated UTM y coordinate, which is missing a 0 at the end: the correct coordinates appear to be zone 12, 449500 E, 3374000 N
14 dates range from 3250 +/- 40 to 1700 +/- 40 BP (Carpenter et al. 2003)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation, settlement, structures
Archaeology: buildings, hearths
Habitat comments: "bone remains" were "recovered from a storage pit and eight roasting pits in the Entierros area, and 27 roasting pits, one possible house, one storage pit, and one probable garbage dump in the Hornos Alineados area"
artifacts are not described, and Carpenter et al. (2015) indicate that ceramics are not present in this level
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, snakes, turtles, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 771
Sampling comments: there is no discussion of screenwashing
Sample: 3467
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-04 08:22:22
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:56:04
Abundance distribution
21 species
4 singletons
total count 771
standardised richness: 7.3
Fisher's α: 3.984
geometric series k: 0.7503
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7522
Shannon's H: 1.7965
Good's u: 0.9948