Baker Village
Basic information
Sample name: Baker Village
Sample aka: 26Wp63

Reference: B. S. Hockett. 1998. Sociopolitical meaning of faunal remains from Baker Village. American Antiquity 63(2):289-302 [ER 3197]
Country: United States
State: Nevada

Coordinate: 39° 1' N, 114° 7' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: shown on a map by Wilde (1992) as about 3 km north of Baker (basis of coordinate)
there are 10 uncalibrated dates on corn and charcoal ranging from 970 +/- 70 to 480 +/- 60 B.P. (Wilde 1992)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation, midden, settlement
Archaeology: buildings, hearths, stone tools
Habitat comments: "at least one large, centrally located structure (called Central Structure throughout this paper), seven pit-houses, seven aboveground storage structures, and over a dozen pits located outside structure walls... The Central Structure contained a central hearth, as did each of the seven pithouses"
most material is from a midden in the Central Structure
there are "faunal remains, lithic artifacts, grinding stones, ornaments, and figurines" in House 11
burials and ceramics are not mentioned
Life forms: carnivores, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, frogs, fishes
Sample size: 3640
Years: 1991 - 1994
Sample: 3506
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-09 18:40:45
Modified: 2019-09-09 18:40:45
Abundance distribution
13 species
3 singletons
total count 3640
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.694
geometric series k: 0.5157
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3878
Shannon's H: 0.9300
Good's u: 0.9992
Bison bison137
Ovis canadensis184
Antilocapra americana21945 kg
Cervus cf. canadensis1170 kg browser-grazer
Lepus cf. californicus28252.1 kg
Sylvilagus sp.141
Lynx rufus59.0 kg carnivore
Taxidea taxus17.0 kg carnivore
Mustela erminea1121 g
"Mustela cicognanii"
Canis lupus familiaris2543 kg carnivore
"Canis familiaris" tentatively referred
Aves indet.86
Anura indet.9
Salmonididae indet.6
tentatively referred