Box Elder Creek
Basic information
Sample name: Box Elder Creek

Reference: K. S. Smith. 1992. A Holocene mammalian fauna from Box Elder Creek, Caddo County, Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 72:39-44 [ER 3221]
Country: United States
State: Oklahoma

Coordinate: 34° 54' N, 98° 22' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "At the D.G. Smith Ranch, immediately north of Apache and on the north side of Oklahoma Highway 19" (coordinate based on Apache)
"Unweathered mollusc shells associated with the vertebrate remains, taken from deep in the deposit, were radiocarbon dated (Beta Analytic, Inc. No. 41698) at 2, 44080 YBP"
Climate and habitat
Lithology: claystone
Taphonomic context: fluvial deposit
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: "A dark silty deposit, presumably the remnants of an old beaver dam" also called a "lens-shaped dark clay deposit"
a single "projectile point" identified "as a Gary point" was found in association with the Odocoileus specimen
Life forms: rodents, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 63
Years: 1990
Sampling comments: "Approximately one ton of the dark matrix was removed and screen-washed"
Sample: 3542
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-15 17:23:49
Modified: 2019-09-15 17:23:49
Abundance distribution
10 species
4 singletons
total count 63
standardised richness: 9.0
Fisher's α: 3.349
geometric series k: 0.6695
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6157
Shannon's H: 1.4542
Good's u: 0.9370
Scalopus aquaticus194.9 g
Sylvilagus floridanus11.1 kg herbivore
Cynomys ludovicianus3
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus3160 g
"Spermophilus tridecemlineatus"
Geomys bursarius9
"6 upper molars, 1 incisor, and a few partial teeth" (meaning at least two)
Chaetodipus hispidus532.1 g
Peromyscus sp.1
leucopus or maniculatus
Sigmodon hispidus289.4 g
Microtus sp.37
ochrogaster or pinetorum
Odocoileus virginianus175 kg herbivore