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Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset

Part of the Dust Cave Site, AL (1LU496) project

Creator(s): Renee Walker

Year: 1998

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Summary

Early and Middle Archaic faunal data from Dust Cave Alabama, Renee B. Walker dissertation (University of Tennessee, 1998).

Archaic deposits from Dust Cave date between and 5,200 years ago with four distinct Archaic occupations. These include the Early Side-Notched and Kirk Stemmed components (Early Archaic), and the Eva/Morrow Mountain component and Seven Mile Island phase (Middle Archaic). The preservation, and subsequent recovery, of faunal material at the site is exceptional, with an abundance of small fish and mammals, birds, and amphibians. Because of the antiquity, integrity, and preservation of the deposits at the site, a zooarchaeological analysis of the faunal remains from Dust Cave offers unique insights into prehistoric human subsistence strategies.


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Cite this Record

Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset. Renee Walker. 1998 ( tDAR id: 394390) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8W95B74


Data Set Structure

Measurement Column
Count Column
Coded Column
Filename Column
Integration Column (has Ontology)

Table Information: DUST64

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Comp 1=Benton 2=Eva/Morrow Mountain 3=Kirk Stemmed 4=Early Side Notched 5=Quad, Beaver Lake, Dalton
BIGINT  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Comp (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) EAFWG Chronology Ontology
Weathering VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Weathering (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Weathering Ontology
Modification VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Heat Alteration VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Heat Alteration (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Burning Intensity Ontology
Weight DOUBLE  Measurement (gram) uncategorized none none
Count BIGINT  Count uncategorized none none
Comments VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Resource Taxon VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Resource Taxon (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Eastern Archiac Resource type ontology
Elem VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Elem (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Element Ontology
Portion VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Portion (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Proximal-Distal/Portion Ontology
Completeness VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Completeness (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Completeness Ontology
Side VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Side (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Side Ontology
Butchering VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Butchering (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Butchering Ontology
Gnawing VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Gnawing (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Gnawing Ontology
Context VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Context (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Eastern Archaic Context Types
Recovery VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Recovery (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) EAFWG Recovery Method Ontology
Taxon VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Taxon (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Fauna Taxon Ontology - Eastern US
Class VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Strata VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Level VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
FID# BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Bag# BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
ID BIGINT  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Unit VARCHAR  Coded Value uncategorized Coding sheet for Unit (Dust Cave, Alabama Archaic faunal dataset) Eastern Archaic Site Type
Zone VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none

Keywords

Investigation Types
Data Recovery / Excavation

General
Archaic Cave

Geographic Keywords
Alabama Northwest TENNESSEE RIVE DRAINAGE

Temporal Keywords
Archaic Period


Temporal Coverage

Radiocarbon Date: 9720 to 5000 (uncalibrated)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.885; min lat: 34.683 ; max long: -87.424; max lat: 34.931 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Renee Walker


File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
Dust-Cave-Archaic-data-updated-Jan-2017.xlsx 194.01kb Jan 5, 2017 9:14:00 AM Public
Dust Cave Archaic faunal material
Translated version Dust-Cave-Archaic-data-updated-Jan-2017_translated.xlsx (251.34kb)
Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated:
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America