Watson Brake (3.2 mm fraction)
Basic information
Sample name: Watson Brake (3.2 mm fraction)
Sample aka: 16WC5

Reference: J. W. Saunders, R. D. Mandel, C. G. Sampson, C. M. Allen, E. T. Allen, D. A. Bush, J. K. Feathers, K. J. Gremillion, C. T. Hallmark, H. E. Jackson, J. K. Johnson, R. Jones, R. T. Saucier, G. L. Stringer, and Vidrine. 2005. Watson Brake, a Middle Archaic mound complex in northeast Lousiana. American Antiquity 70(4):631-668 [ER 3168]
Country: United States
State: Louisiana

Coordinate: 32° 38' 12" N, 91° 24' 41" W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "at Poverty Point" (coordinate bsaed on Poverty Point State Historic Site)
there are 28 uncalibrated radiocarbon dates ranging from 5070 +/- 100 to 3520 +/- 120 B.P.
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: ceramics, human accumulation, midden, settlement, structures
Archaeology: bone tools, hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: artifacts include fire-cracked rock, flaked lithics, chert beads, non-flaked lithics, bone and antler tools, manuports, and fired earthen objects, but there are no ceramics per se
there are firepits and postholes
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, other small mammals, birds, snakes, turtles, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 1237
Sampling comments: most or all of the material is from Mound B
"samples were divided into large (>6.4 mm) and small (6.4 mm-3.2 mm) fragments"
Sample: 3472
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-04 11:37:08
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:52:32
Abundance distribution
16 species
7 singletons
total count 1237
standardised richness: 6.5
Fisher's α: 2.593
geometric series k: 0.6867
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8250
Shannon's H: 1.8609
Good's u: 0.9943