Coffey (Horizon III-5, 1972-73)
Basic information
Sample name: Coffey (Horizon III-5, 1972-73)
Sample aka: 14P01

Reference: L. J. Schmits. 1978. The Coffey site: environment and cultural adaptation at a prairie plains Archaic site. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 3(1):69-185 [ER 3191]
Country: United States
State: Kansas

Coordinate: 39° 40' N, 96° 34' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "along the east bank of a meander bend in the Big Blue River, ca. 30 miles (48 km) north of Manhattan... in the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 6; Township 6 South, Range 8 East"
there are 14 radiocarbon dates on Unit III ranging from 5850 +/- 135 to 4840 +/- 95 B.P.
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: fluvial deposit, settlement
Archaeology: bone tools, hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: "The buried cultural horizons consist of two major areas of stratified cultural deposits (Localities II and II) located in the Unit III and Unit IV channel fills"
"Occupation was situated along the margin of an aggrading oxbow lake"
artifacts include chipped and ground stone tools, bone tools, ornamental and ceremonial artifacts, burned earth, charcoal fragments, and charred seeds, but no ceramics or structures
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, turtles, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 148
Years: 1970 - 1975
Sampling comments: the main method of recovery was "flotation of hearths, ash lenses and other concentrated areas of microfaunal and floral debris, and then water-screening through 1/8th-inch screen"
Sample: 3500
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-08 15:54:56
Modified: 2019-09-09 12:30:22
Abundance distribution
16 species
6 singletons
total count 148
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 4.557
geometric series k: 0.7715
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8257
Shannon's H: 2.1025
Good's u: 0.9596