Khirsara (layer 1)
Basic information
Sample name: Khirsara (layer 1)
Sample aka: Gadhwali Wadi

Reference: P. P. Joglekar, G. S. Abhayan, J. Mungur-Medhi, and J. Nath. 2013. A glimpse of animal utilization pattern at Khirsara, Kachchh, Gujarat, India. Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 1:1-15 [ER 3231]
Country: India
State: Gujarat

Coordinate: 23° 27' N, 69° 3' E
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Geography comments: near "Khirsara, a small village in western Kachchh" and the site is "locally known" as Gadhwali Wadi
"the entire deposit belongs to the mature phase of Harappan culture" (i.e., 25000 to 1900 B.C.: Possehl 2000)
Climate and habitat
Lithology: not described
Taphonomic context: human accumulation
Archaeology: bone tools, buildings
Habitat comments: a "fortified settlement, trapezoidal in shape (roughly 310 x 230 m)"
"Four bone fragments" appear to be tools; other tools are not discussed
Life forms: ungulates, other small mammals, fishes
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 24
Years: 2010, 2011
Sampling comments: excavated "since 2010" and the material was "found during the last two seasons of excavations"
Sample: 3558
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-23 18:03:48
Modified: 2019-09-23 18:03:48
Abundance distribution
7 species
3 singletons
total count 24
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 3.322
geometric series k: 0.6368
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.5652
Shannon's H: 1.3122
Good's u: 0.8850
Bos taurus indicus2
"Bos indicus"
Caprinae indet.15
goat or sheep
Boselaphus tragocamelus2263 kg browser-grazer
Axis axis140 kg browser-grazer
Sus scrofa154 kg herbivore
Lepus nigricollis2
Osteichthyes indet.1