Hosterman's Pit
Basic information
Sample name: Hosterman's Pit

Reference: J. E. Guilday. 1967. The climatic significance of the Hosterman's Pit local fauna, Centre County, Pennsylvania. American Antiquity 32(2):231-232 [ER 3205]
Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania

Coordinate: 40° 53' 34" N, 77° 26' 22" W
Geography comments: "a limestone cave in Centre County... elev. 1240 ft."
there is a date on the charcoal of 7290 B.C. +/- 1000
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: cave, pitfall trap
Habitat comments: "a deposit of intermingled talus, animal bones, and charcoal... The bones were presumed to be the remains of animals that fell down these former sinkholes"
Life forms: bats, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, snakes
Sample size: 21
Years: 1961, 1962
Sample: 3516
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-10 20:22:00
Modified: 2019-09-10 20:22:27
Abundance distribution
11 species
10 singletons
total count 21
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 9.332
geometric series k: 0.7868
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6881
Shannon's H: 1.7885
Good's u: 0.5238