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Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen

Creator(s): Mona Colburn ; Bonnie Styles ; Paula Thorson

Year: 1987

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Summary

Faunal remains reported here were recovered by dry-screening through 1/4 inch mesh and from flotation (heavy fraction) using 1/16 inch mesh. Using the comparative faunal collection at the Illinois State Museum, Paula Thorson identified vertebrate remains from 1/4" screen and flotation and Dr. Bonnie Styles identified freshwater mussels from 1/4" screen only. Dr. Bonnie W. Styles directed the faunal analyses and verified faunal identifications.


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Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen. Mona Colburn, Bonnie Styles, Paula Thorson. 1987 ( tDAR id: 398883) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8FB547Q


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Data Set Structure

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

Table Information: Modoc1987_EastPillar-MacroFauna

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
ExcYr Year of excavation
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Date none none
Recovery Screen mesh size used in recovery
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Recovery Method Coding sheet for Recovery (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) EAFWG Recovery Method Ontology
Side Side of the animal's body.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Side Coding sheet for Side (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Fauna Side Ontology
Unit&Level Unit of excavation and level within the unit; numbered sequentially from top to bottom.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Context none none
Stratum Stratum designated by the archaeologist.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Stratum none none
Site Site name
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Site Coding sheet for Site (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Eastern Archaic Site Type
Digest Rounding code duplicated for purpose of mapping to the tDar Digestion Ontology.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Digestion Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Digestion/Ingestion Fauna Digestion Ontology
Round Codes for rounding of bone. Could be due to a variety of causes, such as water rolling, abrasion, gnawing (that causes rounding), and digestion.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Natural Modification Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Rounding Fauna Erosion Ontology
Weath Codes for weathering exhibited by element.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Weathering Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Weathering Fauna Weathering Ontology
Burn Degree/intensity of burning exhibited by the element.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Burning Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Burning Fauna Burning Intensity Ontology
Gnaw Codes for type of animal gnawing exhibited on faunal element.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Gnawing/Animal Modification Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Gnawing Fauna Gnawing Ontology
Butcher Marks related to human modification of element during butchering or food processing.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Butchering Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Butchering Fauna Butchering Ontology
HumMod Marks related to human modification of element during artifact manufacture.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Cultural Modification Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Human Modification Fauna Worked Bone Ontology
Completeness Completeness of the element in quarters. Letter refers to portion and number refers to completeness in quarters. These codes are repeated in the Portion column.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Completeness Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Completeness Fauna Completeness Ontology
Resource Type Taxon column repeated for mapping Resource Type Ontology
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Taxon Coding sheet for Resource Type (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Eastern Archiac Resource type ontology
ContextType Intra-site context
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Context Coding sheet for ContextType (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Eastern Archaic Context Types
NISP Number of identified specimens with the same attributes.
BIGINT  Count Fauna : Count none none
Comment Comments regarding modifications, ontogenetic age, seasonality indicators, etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Fauna : Other none none
Element Animal body part
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Element Coding sheet for Element (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Fauna Element Ontology
CulturalAffiliation Cultural period
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Context Coding sheet for CulturalAffiliation (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) EAFWG Chronology Ontology
Taxon Identification of the bone to the finest taxonomic level possible.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Taxon Coding sheet for Taxon (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Fauna Taxon Ontology - Eastern US
TaxonSize Codes for animal body sizes. In the case of fish, 8 cm size categories refer to total length for bowfin and gar; and to standard length for all other fish taxa.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Other Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Taxon Size none
Class Taxonomic group, which most often is a taxonomic class.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Taxon Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Class none
Bag# Bag # for the faunal remains
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Lot none none
Feature Number assigned to a feature by the archaeologist.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Feature ID/Number none none
CF For referred taxa, cf-f means that "cf." is applied to the first name in the taxon field (which often is the genus); and cf-s means that "cf." is on the second name (which is usually species).
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Taxon Illinois State Museum coding sheet for CF Fauna Confidence in Identification Ontology
Portion3 Portion of the element. Code(s) is/are duplicated in Portion1, Portion 2, and Portion 3 so that our codes can be mapped to 3 different tDAR ontologies that describe an element's portion and orientation.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Portion/Proximal/Distal Coding sheet for Portion3 (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Fauna Proximal-Distal/Portion Ontology
Portion2 Portion of the element. Code(s) is/are duplicated in Portion1, Portion 2, and Portion 3 so that our codes can be mapped to 3 different tDAR ontologies that describe an element's portion and orientation.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Dorsal/Ventral Coding sheet for Portion2 (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Fauna Dorsal-Ventral Ontology
Portion1 Portion of the element. Code(s) is/are duplicated in Portion1, Portion 2, and Portion 3 so that our codes can be mapped to 3 different tDAR ontologies that describe an element's portion and orientation.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Anterior/Posterior Coding sheet for Portion1 (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1987 Fauna dataset-East Pillar-1/4" screen) Fauna Anterior-Posterior Ontology

Keywords


Temporal Coverage

Radiocarbon Date: 4180 to 4020 (1984 East Pillar, Stratum 7E, Unit H, Feature 1013, ISGS -1298, Elevation, 125.31-125.19 meters above mean sea level, wood charcoal)

Radiocarbon Date: 4800 to 4660 (1987 East Pillar, Stratum 9E, Feature 1131, ISGS-1986, elevation 124.30 meters above mean sea level)

Radiocarbon Date: 4950 to 4690 (1984 East Pillar, Stratum 9E, Unit H, Feature 1029, ISGS-1340, Elevation 124.54-124.30 meters above mean sea level, wood charcoal)

Radiocarbon Date: 4920 to 4780 (1987 East Pillar, Stratum 9E, midden, ISGS-1983, elevation 124.43 meters above mean sea level)

Radiocarbon Date: 5090 to 4690 (1987 East Pillar, Stratum 8EC, midden, ISGS-1987, Elevation 124.50 meters above mean sea level)

Radiocarbon Date: 4420 to 4240 (1987 East Pillar, Stratum 8E, midden, ISGS-1982, Elevation 124.64 meters above mean sea level)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -90.085; min lat: 38.032 ; max long: -90.063; max lat: 38.077 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Mona Colburn

Contributor(s): Paula Thorson

Principal Investigator(s): Steven Ahler

Project Director(s): Bonnie Styles ; Melvin L. Fowler

Repository(s): Illinois State Museum


Source Collections

Illinois State Museum

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
Modoc1987_EastPillar-MacroFauna.xlsx 81.55kb Jun 8, 2015 Sep 5, 2017 1:34:44 PM Embargoed Five Years
Faunal remains recovered by dry-screening through 1/4 inch mesh. Identified by Paula Thorson using the comparative osteology collection at the Illinois State Museum. Identifications were verified by Dr. Bonnie W. Styles.
Translated version Modoc1987_EastPillar-MacroFauna_translated.xlsx (166.59kb)
Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated:

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Contact(s): Mona Colburn

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