Black Cat Cave (Test Unit 1)
Basic information
Sample name: Black Cat Cave (Test Unit 1)

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 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: bone tools, stone tools
Habitat comments: "Modifications to the vertebrate remains included burning, cut marks, and working of bones into tools... several artifacts were encountered in association with this dog - a human molar, an Archaic projectile point/biface, a deer ulna modified into an awl, and a polished/sharpened large mammal long bone diaphysis splinter"
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, turtles, clams, snails
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 112
Years: 2014 - 2015
Sampling comments: "A domestic dog burial was encountered" and the NISP of 48 applies to one individual
screen was with "6.5 mm or 1/4 in. mesh"
Sample: 3481
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-05 20:50:20
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:46:24
Abundance distribution
15 species
5 singletons
total count 112
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 4.657
geometric series k: 0.7521
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7307
Shannon's H: 1.8676
Good's u: 0.9558