Basic information
Sample name: Takalghat
Sample aka: Khapa

Reference: R. Moorti. 1985. Socio-economic aspects of megalithic Vidarbha. Puratattva 15:56-67 [ER 3229]
Country: India
State: Maharashtra

Coordinate: 20° 55' N, 78° 54' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the river Krishna... in Nagpur district" (coordinate based on Takalghat)
also referred to as Khapa (see text and tables 5 and 6)
there are no geochronologic age estimates, but the Vidarbha megalithic culture eexisted from 300 to 800 BC based on calibrated radiocarbon dates on other sites (Thakuria 2014)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: burials, ceramics, metal tools
Habitat comments: there no description of the sediments
material was recovered from "burials" near "Vidarbha megaliths"
there are metal objects and pottery but no stone objects
Life forms: rodents, ungulates, birds
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 288
Sampling comments: "excavated"
Sample: 3555
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-23 13:00:34
Modified: 2019-09-23 13:00:34
Abundance distribution
9 species
2 singletons
total count 288
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.764
geometric series k: 0.5211
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5559
Shannon's H: 1.2192
Good's u: 0.9931
Bos taurus indicus184
"Bos indicus"
Capra aegagrus hircus4422 kg browser-grazer
"Capra hircus"
Bubalus bubalis21
Sus scrofa1854 kg herbivore
Ovis vignei9
Gallus sp.8
Rattus rattus2121 g
Equus ferus caballus1
"Equus caballus"
Rusa unicolor1100 g browser-grazer
"Cervus unicolor"