Garden Creek Mound No. 2
Basic information
Sample name: Garden Creek Mound No. 2
Sample aka: 31Hw2

Reference: T. R. Whyte. 2011. Archaeofaunal remains from Garden Creek Mound No. 2 (31HW2) in Haywood County, North Carolina. North Carolina Archaeology 60:53-64 [ER 3177]
Country: United States
State: North Carolina

Coordinate: 35° 32' N, 82° 50' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: shown on a map as being very close to Canton (basis of coordinate)
"only Middle Woodland Connestee and Pigeon phase features contained animal remains" (former is A.D. 200 to 600 and latter is 200 B.C. to 200 A.D. according to Keel 1967)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: ceramics, settlement, structures
Archaeology: bone tools, buildings, burials, ceramics, hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: the mound is built on "yellow clay" but its own lithology is not described
features include "hundreds of postmolds, several human burials, pit features, hearths, and the filled pits of previous excavators (Keel 1976). These excavations yielded substantial collections of stone, ceramic, bone, and shell artifacts as well as archaeobotanical and archaeofaunal remains"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, birds, turtles, clams
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 192
Years: 1965 - 1967
Sampling comments: fossils "were obtained by hand recovery, dry-screening through 1/2-inch mesh hardware cloth (non-feature contexts), and 1/16-inch wet-screening (burials, postmolds, and other features)"
Sample: 3485
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-06 14:35:43
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:40:15
Abundance distribution
7 species
3 singletons
total count 192
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.426
geometric series k: 0.4287
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.2853
Shannon's H: 0.6639
Good's u: 0.9844