Ma'anshan Cave (upper layer)
Basic information
Sample name: Ma'anshan Cave (upper layer)

Reference: Y. Zhang, M. C. Stiner, R. Dennell, C. Wang, S. Zhang, and X. Gao. 2010. Zooarchaeological perspectives on the Chinese Early and Late Paleolithic from the Ma'anshan site (Guizhou, China). Journal of Archaeological Science 37:2066-2077 [ER 3225]
Country: China
State: Guizhou

Coordinate: 28° 8' N, 106° 50' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "2 km southeast of Tongzi County" (basis of coordinate)
there are four 14C dates and U-series date on layers 3-6, ranging from 31, 155 +/- 140 BP to 19, 295 +/- 65 BP; there is an additional, imprecise date of 15, 100 +/- 1500 that the authors appear to discount
Climate and habitat
Lithology: claystone
Taphonomic context: cave, human accumulation
Archaeology: stone tools
Habitat comments: the upper part of the sequence is strata 1-6, consisting of "Argillaceous clay with scattered breccias", but only fossils from strata 3-6 are reported
there are many "stone artifacts" but no ceramics
there are numerous cut marks and "hominins were the primary agents of bone collection and modification at the site"
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other small mammals, birds
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 2889
Sampled by: S. Zhang, F. Long
Years: 1986, 1990
Sampling comments: "Sieving was not performed during the excavations, but much effort was made to collect all of the lithic and faunal fragments from the excavated sediments... the excavators used another method called patting collection"
Sample: 3548
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-21 19:22:44
Modified: 2019-09-21 19:25:09
Abundance distribution
24 species
6 singletons
total count 2889
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 3.586
geometric series k: 0.7184
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4930
Shannon's H: 1.1679
Good's u: 0.9979