Mykut Rockshelter
Basic information
Sample name: Mykut Rockshelter
Sample aka: 36Hu143

Reference: P. A. Raber. 2008. The Mykut Rockshelter, 36Hu143: an upland hunting/butchering station in central Pennsylvania. Archaeology of Eastern North America 36:25-62 [ER 3173]
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania

Coordinate: 40° 26' N, 78° 0' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in Little Valley" and "overlooks Tatman Run" (very close to Raystown Lake, basis of coordinate)
ten uncalibrated radiocarbon dates from Stratum III/IV range from 2280 +/- 50 to zero BP, but the youngest non-trivial date is 150 +/- 60 BP
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: ceramics, tools
Habitat comments: "a deer hunting and butchering station" with sediments comprised of sandstone
"The great majority (87%) of the artifacts lay within the Ab" and "Bt" horizons in Stratum III and Stratum IV, and 85% of "the faunal remains" were from the same levels, which are Late Woodland
artifacts included debitage, flaked stone tools, cobble/pebble tools, and sherds of pottery
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, snakes, turtles, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 312
Sampling comments: deposits were "screened through 0.3 cm mesh"
Sample: 3479
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-05 15:15:23
Modified: 2019-09-05 15:15:23
Abundance distribution
26 species
10 singletons
total count 312
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 6.743
geometric series k: 0.8226
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7625
Shannon's H: 2.0005
Good's u: 0.9680