Basic information
Sample name: Guard
Sample aka: 12D29

Reference: R. A. Cook, A. R. Comstock, K. R. Martin, J. Burks, W. Church, and M. French. 2015. Early village life in southeastern Indiana: recent field investigations at the Guard site (12D29). Southeastern Archaeology 34(2):95-115 [ER 3190]
Country: United States
State: Indiana

Coordinate: 39° 6' N, 84° 51' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "at the confluence of the Great Miami and Ohio Rivers" (i.e., about 1 km east of Lawrenceburg, basis of coordinate)
there are 15 radiocarbon dates ranging from 948 +/- 42 to 654 +/- 30 BP
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: ceramics, human accumulation, midden, settlement, structures
Archaeology: bone tools, buildings, burials, ceramics, stone tools
Habitat comments: deposits are "primarily composed of house fill (trash) beneath a uniform brown clay loam plow zone"
"Lenses of burned soil and charred structural timbers", pottery, chipped and ground stone, bone tools and adornment, and at least 21 burials are present
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, turtles, frogs, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 1507
Years: 2012
Sampling comments: material was "screened" but details are not given
Sample: 3498
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-08 15:46:09
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:32:02
Abundance distribution
20 species
2 singletons
total count 1507
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 3.258
geometric series k: 0.7046
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6535
Shannon's H: 1.4626
Good's u: 0.9987