Sunshine Locality (Unit E)
Basic information
Sample name: Sunshine Locality (Unit E)

Reference: G. Huckleberry, C. Beck, G. T. Jones, A. Holmes, M. Cannon, S. Livingston, and J. M. Broughton. 2001. Terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene environmental change at the Sunshine Locality, north-central Nevada, U.S.A.. Quaternary Research 55:303-312 [ER 3215]
Country: United States
State: Nevada

Coordinate: 39° 43' N, 115° 16' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "in southern Long Valley, about 60 km northwest of Ely" and shown as immediately west of the Butte Mountains (coordinate based on Butte Mountains)
there are 11 uncalibrated dates ranging from 13550 +/- 70 to 9880 +/- 50 14C yr B.P.
dates are interpreted as ending within the Younger Dryas, so the entire unit is Pleistocene
Climate and habitat
Lithology: siltstone
Taphonomic context: lake deposit
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: "lacustrine... indurated fine sands and silts with occasional oblate beach gravels inset into the lacustrine deposits"
stone tools are inventoried
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 101
Years: 1993
Sampling comments: "In 1993, a 5 x 6 m block was excavated 4 m deep"
there is no discussion of screenwashing
Sample: 3533
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-11 22:30:44
Modified: 2019-09-11 22:30:44
Abundance distribution
23 species
8 singletons
total count 101
standardised richness: 19.5
Fisher's α: 9.300
geometric series k: 0.8900
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9241
Shannon's H: 2.7819
Good's u: 0.9216