Camels Back Cave (Stratum I)
Basic information
Sample name: Camels Back Cave (Stratum I)

Reference: D. N. Schmitt, D. B. Madsen, and K. D. Lupo. 2002. Small-mammal data on early and middle Holocene climates and biotic communities in the Bonneville Basin, USA. Quaternary Research 58:255-260 [ER 3199]
Country: United States
State: Utah

Coordinate: 40° 6' N, 112° 57' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in southern Camels Back Ridge" (basis of coordinate)
there is a single radiocarbon date of 9560 +/- 40 B.P. at the top of Stratum I, although the authors think the "recovered materials may date to ca. 12, 000 14C yr B.P."
Climate and habitat
Lithology: siltstone
Taphonomic context: aeolian deposit, cave
Habitat comments: "most of the cave's deposits comprise a mixture of aeolian dust, decomposed organic materials, and cemented tufa and limestone spall from the cave ceiling and walls"
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 127
Years: 1996 - 1998
Sampling comments: "Faunal materials were collected by sieving the excavated deposits through nested 1/4" (6.4-mm) and 1/8" (3.2-mm) screens"
Sample: 3508
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-10 14:20:59
Modified: 2019-09-12 10:23:33
Abundance distribution
14 species
1 singleton
total count 127
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 4.018
geometric series k: 0.7449
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8046
Shannon's H: 2.0463
Good's u: 0.9924