Black Cat Cave (interior)
Basic information
Sample name: Black Cat Cave (interior)

Reference: T. M. Peres, A. Deter-Wolf, J. Keasler, and S. C. Hodge. 2016. Faunal remains from an archaic period cave in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Archaeological Science 8:187-199 [ER 3174]
Country: United States
State: Tennessee

Coordinate: 35° 51' N, 86° 24' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "less than 50 yards off of busy US Highway 231 in Murfreesboro" (coordinate basd on Murfreesboro)
there are no direct dates on the disturbed sediments yielding this fauna, but there are conventional radiocarbon dates of 6360 +/- 30 B.P. and 6460 +/- 30 B.P. on Test Unit 1 "charred material"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: cave
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: "26 diagnostic stone bifacies were recovered from disturbed contexts" and there are no ceramics; the bifacies are mostly Archaic and mostly of the same age as the radiocarbon dates, but five are Woodland
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, turtles, fishes, crustaceans, clams, snails
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 4029
Years: 2014 - 2015
Sampling comments: two indeterminate amphibians are also present
screen was with "6.5 mm or 1/4 in. mesh"
Sample: 3480
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-05 15:40:47
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:46:44
Abundance distribution
44 species
7 singletons
total count 4029
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 6.907
geometric series k: 0.8460
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8175
Shannon's H: 2.2247
Good's u: 0.9983