Weber I (Middle Archaic)
Basic information
Sample name: Weber I (Middle Archaic)
Sample aka: 20SA581

Reference: B. A. Smith and K. C. Egan. 1990. Middle and Late Archaic faunal and floral exploitation at the Weber I site (20SA581), Michigan. Ontario Archaeology 50:39-54 [ER 3176]
Country: United States
State: Michigan

Coordinate: 43° 20' N, 83° 44' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the banks of the Cass River near the town of Frankenmuth" (coordinate based on Frankenmuth)
there are uncalibrated radiocarbon of 6230 +/- 190 B.P. on bone collagen and 4560 +/- 200 B.P. on wood charcoal on the stratigraphically lower Occupation Zone II; two younger dates were rejected
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: "The Middle and Late Archaic occupation zones are separated by 0.5 metres of culturally sterile alluvial deposits"
there is an "artifact assemblage" but no detailed discussion of artifacts whatsoever
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, birds, turtles, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 269
Sampling comments: "all soil was screened through quarter-inch mesh"
Sample: 3483
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-05 22:25:15
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:45:17
Abundance distribution
8 species
5 singletons
total count 269
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.550
geometric series k: 0.4549
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.1443
Shannon's H: 0.3755
Good's u: 0.9814
Ondatra zibethicus11.1 kg
Procyon lotor15.5 kg carnivore-granivore
Odocoileus virginianus24875 kg herbivore
Cervus canadensis13170 kg browser-grazer
"Cervus elaphus"
Anserinae indet.1
compared to "Canada goose"
Amia calva1
Ictaluridae indet.3
Chrysemys picta1