Harris Creek
Basic information
Sample name: Harris Creek
Sample aka: 8Vo24

Reference: R. L. Quinn, B. D. Tucker, and J. Krigbaum. 2008. Diet and mobility in Middle Archaic Florida: stable isotopic and faunal evidence from the Harris Creek archaeological site (8Vo24), Tick Island. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:2346-2356 [ER 3175]
Country: United States
State: Florida

Coordinate: 29° 6' N, 81° 27' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on Tick Island in the St. Johns River valley... formerly known as Tick Island" (coordinate based on Tick Island)
"Four radiocarbon dates from charcoal and shell range from 5450 +/- 300 to 5030 +/- 200 rcybp"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: ceramics, human accumulation, midden, settlement, structures
Archaeology: bone tools, buildings, ceramics, stone tools
Habitat comments: a "mound, constructed in 10 fairly distinct layers.. composed largely of freshwater banded mystery snail shell (Viviparus sp.) and sand... Bullen's (1962) excavations at the site unearthed ca. 175 individuals"
Jahn and Bullen (1978) illustrate the artifacts, which include stone, shell, and bone tools and ceramics, and state that post holes are present and that the site was continually occupied
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, snakes, turtles, other reptiles, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 1203
Years: 1961, 1964 - 1968
Sampling comments: "In 1961, Bullen conducted salvage operations... Jahn collected non-human faunal remains from 1964 to 1964 without screening... We analyzed the non-human material recovered by Jahn and the non-human material commingled with the human burials excavated by Bullen"
Sample: 3482
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-05 21:21:52
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:45:48
Abundance distribution
28 species
6 singletons
total count 1203
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 5.126
geometric series k: 0.8048
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8210
Shannon's H: 2.0645
Good's u: 0.9950