Pintwater Cave (Unit 3, level 8)
Basic information
Sample name: Pintwater Cave (Unit 3, level 8)

Reference: B. S. Hockett. 2000. Paleobiogeographic changes at the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary near Pintwater Cave, southern Nevada. Quaternary Research 53:263-269 [ER 3214]
Country: United States
State: Nevada

Coordinate: 36° 34' N, 115° 41' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in the southern Pintwater Range"
"near Indian Springs" according to Buck and DeBarton (1994)
there is a single date of 31, 899 +/- 473 14C yr B.P. on this level
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: bird accumulation, cave
Habitat comments: "Most of the bones in Unit 3 were from degraded owl pellets... much of the sediment in Unit 3 consists almost entirely of degraded raptor pellets mixed with lesser amounts of silt, roof spalls, and mountain sheep (Ovis canadensis) dung"
Life forms: bats, carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, lizards
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 164
Years: 1996
Sampling comments: "excavations" (no details given, and no discussion of screenwashing)
Sample: 3528
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-11 21:44:53
Modified: 2019-09-11 21:44:53
Abundance distribution
17 species
7 singletons
total count 164
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 4.766
geometric series k: 0.7812
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.8305
Shannon's H: 2.1180
Good's u: 0.9574