Basic information
Sample name: Girawad

Reference: C. V. Sharada, P. P. Joglekar, and V. S. Shinde. 2014. Faunal remains from Girawad (2006-2007), District Rohtak, Haryana. Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 2:421-441 [ER 3230]
Country: India
State: Haryana

Coordinate: 28° 58' 41" N, 76° 28' 47" E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: "approximately 3 km to the east of the present village of Girawad"
"Early Harappan", which is 3200 to 2600 B.C. (Possehl 2000)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: buildings, ceramics
Habitat comments: "an extensive single culture site spread over an area of roughly 8 hectares bearing the presence of Hakra, Early, Mature and Late Harappan ceramic remains" with "extensive pit-dwelling complexes" also including "mud brick structures"
metal and stone tools are not discussed
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, birds, clams, snails
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 249
Sampling comments: "thirteen pit-dwelling complexes" were excavated and sampled for zooarchaeological remains
there was no screening
a minimum figure of 150 NISP is given for Siluridae
"20 odd bones" of Rattus rattus are considered to be intrusive
Sample: 3557
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-23 17:43:33
Modified: 2019-09-23 17:43:33
Abundance distribution
16 species
5 singletons
total count 249
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 3.815
geometric series k: 0.7112
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5349
Shannon's H: 1.3529
Good's u: 0.9800
Bos taurus indicus166
"Bos indicus"
Bubalus bubalis15
Capra aegagrus hircus122 kg browser-grazer
"Capra hircus"
Ovis aries10
Digoniostoma pulchella2
"Diginostoma pulchella"
Canis lupus familiaris143 kg carnivore
"Canis familiaris"
Boselaphus tragocamelus5263 kg browser-grazer
Axis axis540 kg browser-grazer
Antilope cervicapra541 kg
Sus scrofa domesticus154 kg herbivore
"Sus domesticus"
Gazella bennettii117 kg browser-grazer
Bubalus arnee3
Bandicota indica2
Pila globosa4
Zootecus insularis1
Lamellidens sp.27