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Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data

Creator(s): Mona Colburn ; Bonnie Styles

Year: 1984

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Summary

This data set contains the vertebrate and freshwater mussel data excavated in 1984 from the East Pillar and processed with 1/4" waterscreening. The East Pillar is located within the Main Shelter area of Modoc; it includes Units G, H, and J (no bones were identified from J).

Vertebrate remains were identified by Mona Colburn using the Illinois State Museum Osteological Comparative Collection, and checked by Dr. Bonnie Styles. Freshwater mussels were identified by Bonnie Styles and verified by Dr. Robert Warren. The 1984 excavations were funded by National Science Foundation collaborative grants to the Illinois State Museum and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with Drs. Bonnie Styles and Melvin Fowler serving as the Principal Investigators for these projects.

Recovery methods are specified in the Modoc Rock Shelter Site, IL (11R5) 1984 Excavation Project description. Radiocarbon dates for the East Pillar area of the Central Shelter are also provided in the same project description. Strata numbers in the East Pillar Area are not equivalent to those in the Main Trench area of the Central Shelter. The East Pillar Strata are recorded with "E" and "AE" following the strata number, e.g., Strata 7E and 10AE.


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Cite this Record

Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data. Mona Colburn, Bonnie Styles. 1984 ( tDAR id: 398922) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8KW5HNC


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Data Set Structure

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

Table Information: Modoc1984-EastPillar-GH--MacroFauna

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
NISP Number of identified specimens with the same attributes
BIGINT  Count Fauna : Count none none
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
Round 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 : Erosion Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Rounding Fauna Erosion Ontology
Gnaw 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
Weath Codes for weathering exhibited by element.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Weathering Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Weathering Fauna Weathering 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
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
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
Context Intrasite context
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Context Coding sheet for Context (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Eastern Archaic Context Types
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 : Taxon Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Taxon Size 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
CulturalAffiliation Cultural period
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Context Coding sheet for CulturalAffiliation (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) EAFWG Chronology 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)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Dorsal-Ventral 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)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Eastern Archiac Resource type ontology
Comment Comments regarding modifications, ontogenetic age, seasonal indicators, ritting or articulation of bones/fragments etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Fauna : Other none none
Side Symmetry; side of the animal's body
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Side Coding sheet for Side (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Side Ontology
Site Name of the site
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Site Coding sheet for Site (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Eastern Archaic Site Type
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)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Taxon Ontology - Eastern US
Element Animal body part
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Element Coding sheet for Element (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Element 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)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Anterior-Posterior Ontology
Class Taxonomic grouping, which is usually class
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Taxon Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Class none
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)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Proximal-Distal/Portion Ontology
Recovery Recovery method, screen mesh size used in recovery
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Recovery Method Coding sheet for Recovery (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 East Pillar 1/4" Faunal data) EAFWG Recovery Method Ontology
Bag# Bag # for the faunal remains
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Lot none none
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
ExcYr Year of excavation
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Date none none

Keywords


Spatial Coverage

min long: -90.099; min lat: 38.027 ; max long: -90.053; max lat: 38.072 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Bonnie Styles

Contributor(s): Mona Colburn

Repository(s): Illinois State Museum


Source Collections

Illinois State Museum

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
Modoc1984-EastPillar-GH--MacroFauna.xlsx 81.69kb Jun 15, 2015 Aug 29, 2016 2:57:42 PM Embargoed Five Years
This data set contains the 1/4" waterscreened faunal remains excavated in 1984 from Units G and H in the East Pillar. The East Pillar is located within the Main Shelter area of Modoc. Unit J is also in the East Pillar, but it produced no bones. Vertebrate remains were identified by Mona Colburn using the Illinois State Museum Osteological Comparative Collection, and checked by Dr. Bonnie Styles. Freshwater mussels were identified by Bonnie Styles and verified by Bob Warren.
Translated version Modoc1984-EastPillar-GH--MacroFauna_translated.xlsx (133.89kb)
Data column(s) in this dataset have been associated with coding sheet(s) and translated:

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Contact(s): Bonnie Styles

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