Cactus Flower
Basic information
Sample name: Cactus Flower
Sample aka: EbOp-16

Reference: . . [ER ]
Country: Canada
State: Alberta

Coordinate: 50° 45' N, 111° 11' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in the Suffield Military Reserve... on the left bank of the South Saskatchewan River" in an area "known as the Bullpen" (coordinate based on Jenner, which is due north of Suffield and south of the river)
almost all of the assemblage is from "Occupations III through IX", and there are seven dates on this interval that range from 1665 +/- 95 B.C. to 2180 +/- 85 B.C. plus one date of 180 +/- 130 B.C. that may be a typo
Climate and habitat
Lithology: siltstone
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: bone tools, hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: "cultural debris" is "situated atop the flood-deposited silt units" in the section, and ten surfaces represent "campsite situations" attested by "hearths, butchered bone, fire-cracked rock, ash, charcoal, lithic debris, and lost or discarded tools" including "stone, bone, antler, and shell artifact types"
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, fishes, clams
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 993
Years: 1972 - 1974
Sampling comments: "All cultural deposits were passed through one-quarter-inch mesh screens"
Sample: 3497
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-07 22:23:02
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:33:09
Abundance distribution
12 species
6 singletons
total count 993
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.920
geometric series k: 0.5389
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.1775
Shannon's H: 0.4347
Good's u: 0.9940
Bison bison898
Antilocapra americana5645 kg
Odocoileus hemionus265 kg browser
Canis lupus familiaris2543 kg carnivore
"Canis familiaris"
Vulpes velox1
Sylvilagus sp.2
Lepus sp.1
Passeriformes indet.1
Aves indet.1
"small raptor" size of an owl or hawk
Quiscalus quiscula1120 g insectivore-granivore
"probably" this species
Bivalvia indet.4
Osteichthyes indet.1