Basic information
Sample name: Naikund

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

Coordinate: 21° 22' N, 79° 12' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: "on the Pench... in Nagpur district" (coordinate based on Naikund)
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: carnivores, ungulates, other small mammals
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 324
Sampling comments: "excavated"
Sample: 3556
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-23 13:05:36
Modified: 2019-09-23 13:05:36
Abundance distribution
9 species
0 singletons
total count 324
standardised richness: 9.0
Fisher's α: 1.715
geometric series k: 0.5547
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5064
Shannon's H: 1.1895
Good's u: 1.0000
Bos taurus indicus223
"Bos indicus"
Capra aegagrus hircus3122 kg browser-grazer
"Capra hircus": may include sheep
Bubalus bubalis9
Sus scrofa1454 kg herbivore
Equus ferus caballus13
"Equus caballus"
Rusa unicolor21100 g browser-grazer
"Cervus unicolor"
Bos gaurus2481 kg grazer-browser
Canis lupus843 kg carnivore
dog or wolf
Leporidae indet.3
hare or rabbit