Khirsara (layer 2)
Basic information
Sample name: Khirsara (layer 2)
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]
Geography
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
Methods
Life forms: ungulates, other small mammals, fishes, crustaceans, snails
Sampling methods: quarry
Sample size: 55
Years: 2010, 2011
Sampling comments: excavated "since 2010" and the material was "found during the last two seasons of excavations"
Metadata
Sample: 3559
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2019-09-23 18:05:24
Modified: 2019-09-23 18:07:09
Abundance distribution
13 species
8 singletons
total count 55
Fisher's α: 5.374
geometric series k: 0.7369
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.4798
Shannon's H: 1.3087
Good's u: 0.8572
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