Sachsen Cave Shelter
Basic information
Sample name: Sachsen Cave Shelter

Reference: J. D. Franklin, R. Walker, M. A. Hays, and C. W. Beck. 2010. Late Archaic site use at Sachsen Cave Shelter, Upper Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee. North American Archaeologist 31(3-4):447-479 [ER 3196]
Geography
Country: United States
State: Tennessee

Coordinate: 36.38° N, -84.93° W
Basis of coordinate: based on political unit
Geography comments: site location is studiously not discussed, but a map suggests that it is within Fentress County (basis of coordinate)
there are four uncalibrated AMS radiocarbon dates on Layer II ranging from 5995 +/- 42 to 3363 +/- 37 BP
Climate and habitat
Lithology: sandstone
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: "Layer II is a very dark brown to black loamy sand. This layer is a Late Archaic midden approximately 40 cm thick. Charcoal, fauna, lithic flaking debris, and diagnostic stone tools are abundant" (charcoal is assumed to indicate hearths)
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, birds, turtles, fishes, clams, snails
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 75
Years: 2008
Sampling comments: "All sediments were screened through 1/4" mesh. One-third of the sediment from every 5cm level was also water-screened through 1/8" mesh. Four liter (1 gallon) flotation samples were taken from every 5 cm level within the Late Archaic midden"
Metadata
Sample: 3505
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-09 14:49:35
Modified: 2019-09-09 14:49:35
Abundance distribution
11 species
5 singletons
total count 75
Fisher's α: 3.553
geometric series k: 0.6674
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4063
Shannon's H: 1.0635
Good's u: 0.9347
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