Jim Pitts
Basic information
Sample name: Jim Pitts

Reference: F. Sellet, J. Donohue, and M. G. Hill. 2009. The Jim Pitts site: a stratified Paleoindian site in the Black Hills of South Dakota. American Antiquity 74(4):735-758 [ER 3181]
Country: United States
State: South Dakota

Coordinate: 43° 44' N, 103° 50' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: located on "US Highway 16 from Jewel Cave to the Wyoming line" and overlooks Gillette Canyon, i.e., west of Custer and close to the Jewel Cave National Monument (basis of coordinate)
there are 24 radiocarbon dates, of which eight are from the bonebed that average 10, 185 +/0 25 B.P.; these dates apparently range from 9, 855 +/- 245 to 10, 280 +/- 200 BP, although only seven fall in this category that are from what appears to be the actual bonebed (based on the provided coordinates)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: interpreted as "a single occupational event" (meaning a kill site)
there is a large lithic assemblage but no ceramics or structures
Life forms: ungulates
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 141
Years: 1992 - 1996
Sampling comments: "faunal remains were mapped in situ" and apparently nothing was recovered by screenwashing
Sample: 3489
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-06 20:47:56
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:38:30
Abundance distribution
3 species
0 singletons
total count 141
standardised richness: 3.0
Fisher's α: 0.538
geometric series k: 0.1231
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.1146
Shannon's H: 0.2712
Good's u: 1.0000