Dead Indian Creek
Basic information
Sample name: Dead Indian Creek

Reference: K. W. Scott and M. Wilson. 1984. Dead Indian Creek Local Fauna. Wyoming Archaeologist 27(1-2):51-62 [ER 3183]
Country: United States
State: Wyoming

Coordinate: 44° 44' N, 109° 33' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in the southeastern portion of the Sunlight Basin" (Wilson 1984) (coordinate based on Sunlight Basin)
"Middle Plains Archaic"
there are radiocarbon dates of 4430 +/- 250, 4180 +/- 250, and 3800 +/- 110 B.P. (Frison and Walker 1984)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: bone tools, hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: there are "fire pits" in addition to projectile points, lithic materials, stone tools, grinding stones, bone tools, etc. (see Simpson et al. 1984)
"a generally massive, dark gray, poorly sorted, silty sand" (Albanese 1984)
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, clams, snails
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 1425
Years: 1969, 1971, 1972
Sampling comments: Odocoileus and Ovis counts are given by Fisher (1984)
screenwashing is not mentioned
Sample: 3491
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-07 12:08:09
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:37:42
Abundance distribution
23 species
3 singletons
total count 1425
standardised richness: 4.8
Fisher's α: 3.895
geometric series k: 0.7374
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6206
Shannon's H: 1.4774
Good's u: 0.9979