Hell Gap Locality II
Basic information
Sample name: Hell Gap Locality II
Sample aka: 48G0305

Reference: D. A. Byers. 2002. Paleoindian fat-seeking behavior: evidence from the Hell Gap Site, Localtiy II Agate Basin faunal assemblage. Plains Anthropologist 47:359-377 [ER 3186]
Country: United States
State: Wyoming

Coordinate: 42° 25' N, 104° 38' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Hell Gap Archaeological Site
from a horizon yielding Agate Basin cultural complex artifacts
Pelton et al. (2017, Quat Res) provide a calibrated age estimate for the Agate Basin interval at Hell Gap of 11, 750 BP, which is based on an age-depth model and apparently is driven by a conventional radiocarbon date of 10, 520 +/- 100 BP for substratum E2
Climate and habitat
Lithology: siltstone
Taphonomic context: aeolian deposit, human accumulation, settlement
Archaeology: stone tools, other structures
Habitat comments: "a series of tan silts of aeolian origin"
"Diverse tool kits" and "large lithic and bone scatters in combination with possible structures suggests that a series of residential base camps" were present
Life forms: ungulates
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 1303
Sampling comments: screenwashing is not discussed
Sample: 3494
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-07 18:52:35
Modified: 2019-09-12 10:23:45
Abundance distribution
3 species
1 singleton
total count 1303
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 0.367
geometric series k: 0.0277
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.0038
Shannon's H: 0.0177
Good's u: 0.9992