Cave of the Monk (Area 1)
Basic information
Sample name: Cave of the Monk (Area 1)
Sample aka: Ban Fa Suai I

Reference: V. Zeitoun, A. Lenoble, F. Laudet, J. Thompson, W. J. Rink, J.-B. Mallye, and W. Chinnawut. 2010. The Cave of the Monk (Ban Fa Suai, Chiang Dao wildlife sanctuary, northern Thailand). Quaternary International 220:160-173 [ER 3226]
Geography
Country: Thailand

Coordinate: 19° 24' N, 98° 49' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "close to Ban Fa Suai village, 80 km north of Chiang Mai" (coordinate based on Ban Fa Suai)
there are three ESR dates on teeth that are based on a "linear-uptake" age model: 15.9 +/- 1.4, 37.6 +/- 3.8, and 41.6 +/- 4.9 ka
Climate and habitat
Lithology: claystone
Taphonomic context: carnivore accumulation, cave
Habitat comments: fossils are from the "third unit" which consists of "sandy clay with few pebbles", and "the fossil deposits are associated with the use of the lower chamber as an animal lair"
there are no artifacts or other archaeological features
Methods
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates
Sampling methods: quarry, screenwash
Sample size: 134
Sampling comments: "each layer of removed sediment was sieved with water and a 1.3 mm sieve"
Metadata
Sample: 3550
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-21 19:58:08
Modified: 2019-09-21 19:58:08
Abundance distribution
27 species
10 singletons
total count 134
Fisher's α: 10.190
geometric series k: 0.8989
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9329
Shannon's H: 2.9197
Good's u: 0.9255
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