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DeWeese Shell Midden Site (15Bt6) vertebrate faunal remains

Creator(s): George Crothers

Year: 1996

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Summary

Test Unit B1 (1x1 m), excavated in 1994 by arbitrary 10 cm levels, except Level 1 (0-30 cm), which is the plowzone. Total depth 220 cm below surface datum. All matrix waterscreened through 1/4" (6.4 mm) mesh and 40% sample of each level screened through 1/16" (1.6 mm) mesh. Flotation column measuring 25 x 25 cm taken from the southwest corner of each level (except plowzone). Identifications in this dataset are only remains from 1/4" mesh of both the general waterscreen matrix and flotation column. Total number of bones is 6471.


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Cite this Record

DeWeese Shell Midden Site (15Bt6) vertebrate faunal remains. George Crothers. Lexington, Kentucky: William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology, University of Kentucky. 1996 ( tDAR id: 394394) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82R3SRJ


URL: https://www.as.uky.edu/museum-anthropology


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Data Set Structure

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

Table Information: BT6FAUN$

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
Class Taxonomic class
TEXT  Coded Value Fauna Taxonomic Class (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Eastern Archiac Resource type ontology
Context Type Context Type: plowzone, shell-free midden, shell midden
TEXT  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Stratum Context Type (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Eastern Archaic Context Types
Element Element identification
TEXT  Coded Value Fauna : Element Faunal Element (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Element Ontology
Weight Total weight (g) of all bones for this record
DOUBLE  Measurement (gram) Fauna : Weight none none
Taxon Taxonomic identification to species when possible
TEXT  Coded Value Fauna : Taxon Taxonomic Identification (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Taxon Ontology - Eastern US
Notes Short comment or note field
TEXT  Uncoded Value Fauna : Other none none
Frequency Number of bones or bone fragments matching all codes for this record
BIGINT  Count Fauna : Count none none
Level Excavation level counting down from surface, 10 cm levels, except Level 1 = 1-30 cm (plowzone). Level 2 = 30-40 cm, ... . Level 99 = mixed material from levels 5 & 13, 1/4" waterscreen. (1/2" material from these levels was not mixed.)
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Level none none
Side Anatomical limb side (left, right) or axial if nonsymetrical trunk element
TEXT  Coded Value Fauna : Side Element Side (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Side Ontology
Portion Directional terms used to describe portions of fragmentary bones relative to Proximal-Midshaft-Distal orientation [modified for tDAR]
TEXT  Coded Value Fauna : Portion/Proximal/Distal Element Portion (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Proximal-Distal/Portion Ontology
Chewing Presence (1) or absence (0) of carnivore chewing on bone
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna : Gnawing/Animal Modification Carnivore chewing (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Gnawing Ontology
Gnawing Presence (1) or absence (0) of rodent gnawing on bone
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna : Gnawing/Animal Modification Rodent gnawing (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Gnawing Ontology
Burning Presence (1) or absence (0) of burning on bone
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna : Burning Burning (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Burning Intensity Ontology
Cut Marks Presence (1) or absence (0) of cut marks on bone
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna : Butchering Cut Marks (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Butchering Ontology
Completeness Complete or fragmentary element [tDAR field created from PORT]
TEXT  Coded Value Fauna : Completeness Completeness (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Fauna Completeness Ontology
Chronological Period Chronological Period (created for EAFWG)
TEXT  Coded Value Provenience and Context Chronological Period (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) EAFWG Chronology Ontology
Recovery Recovery technique used in the field
TEXT  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Recovery Method Recovery technique (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) EAFWG Recovery Method Ontology
Resource Type Duplicate of TAXON to code Resource Type: Aquatic/Terrestrial and Small/Medium/Large [created for EAFWG]
TEXT  Coded Value Fauna : Other Resource Type (Shell Mound Archaeological Project) Eastern Archiac Resource type ontology
Depth Depth below surface datum in cm
TEXT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Depth none none
UNIT Excavation unit designation, 1m x 1m
TEXT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Unit none none

Keywords


Temporal Coverage

Radiocarbon Date: 4370 to 4270 (4320 +/- 50 rcybp; Test Unit B2, Level 11, 121.5-123.5 cmbd)

Radiocarbon Date: 4792 to 4734 (4763 +/- 29 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 19, 200-210 cmbd)

Radiocarbon Date: 4650 to 4490 (4570 +/- 80 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 4, 50-60 cmbd)

Radiocarbon Date: 4700 to 4600 (4650 +/- 50 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 13, 146.5-150.5 cmbd)

Radiocarbon Date: 4830 to 4690 (4760 +/- 70 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 18, 190-200 cmbd)

Radiocarbon Date: 4727 to 4675 (4701 +/- 26 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 14, 150-160 cmbd)

Radiocarbon Date: 4339 to 4275 (4307 +/- 32 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 6, 70-80 cmbd)

Radiocarbon Date: 4199 to 4145 (4172 +/- 27 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 2, 30-40 cmbd)

Radiocarbon Date: 4494 to 4438 (4466 +/- 28 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 8, 90-100)

Radiocarbon Date: 4641 to 4583 (4612 +/- 29 rcybp; Test Unit B1, Level 16A, 171-173 cmbd)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.859; min lat: 37.204 ; max long: -86.655; max lat: 37.347 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): George Crothers


File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
15Bt6-Fauna.accdb 9.53mb Feb 2, 2017 4:55:52 AM Embargoed Five Years
Translated version 15Bt6-Fauna_translated.xlsx (165.58kb)
Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated:

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Contact(s): George Crothers

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America