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

Summary

Unit D was excavated in an elevated non-sheltered area between the Main Shelter and the West Shelter (the latter was excavated earlier, in 1980). Unit D shows that the two shelters areas at Modoc have independent and separate stratigraphies, and that they need to be treated as two sites.

Faunal remains were recovered via 1/4" waterscreen and 1/16 " waterscreen. Remains include vertebrates, freshwater mussels, and gastropods. Faunal remains were identified by Mona Colburn using the Osteological Collections of the Illinois State Museum; and checked by Dr. Bonnie Styles.

Cite this Record

Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Unit D 1/4" Faunal data. Mona Colburn, Bonnie Styles. 1984 ( tDAR id: 398924) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8G44RWP

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Data Set Structure

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

Table Information: Modoc1984-UnitD-MacroFauna

Column Name Data Type Type Category Coding Sheet Ontology
OriginalPortionCodes VARCHAR  Uncoded Value uncategorized none none
Portion-AN/PO VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Anterior/Posterior Coding sheet for Portion-AN/PO (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Unit D 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Anterior-Posterior Ontology
Portion-DO/VE VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Dorsal/Ventral Coding sheet for Portion-DO/VE (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Unit D 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Dorsal-Ventral Ontology
Comment Comments regarding modifications, ontogenetic age, seasonal indicators, ritting or articulation of bones/fragments etc.
VARCHAR  Uncoded Value Fauna : Other none none
NISP Number of identified specimens with the same attributes.
BIGINT  Count Fauna : Count none none
Digest Rounding code duplicated for purpose of mapping to the tDar Digestion Ontology.
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Digestion Coding sheet for Digest (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) Fauna Digestion Ontology
Round Rounding of bone. Could be due to a variety of causes, such as water rolling, abrasion, gnawing (that causes rounding), and digestion.
BIGINT  Coded Value Fauna : Age 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
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
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
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
Side Symmetry; side of the animal's body
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Side Coding sheet for Side (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) Fauna Side Ontology
Element Animal body part
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Element Coding sheet for Element (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) Fauna Element 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 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) Eastern Archaic Resource type ontology
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
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 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) Fauna Taxon Ontology - Eastern US
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 Coding sheet for CF (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) Fauna Confidence in Identification Ontology
Class Taxonomic grouping, which is usually class
VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Taxon Illinois State Museum coding sheet for Class none
Cultural Affiliation Cultural period
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Context Coding sheet for Cultural Affiliation (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) EAFWG Chronology Ontology
Context Intra-site context
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Context Coding sheet for Context (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Unit D 1/4" Faunal data) Eastern Archaic Context Types
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
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 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) EAFWG Recovery Method Ontology
ExcYr Year of excavation
BIGINT  Uncoded Value Provenience and Context : Date none none
Portion-PX/DI VARCHAR  Coded Value Fauna : Portion/Proximal/Distal Coding sheet for Portion-PX/DI (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Unit D 1/4" Faunal data) Fauna Proximal-Distal/Portion Ontology
Site Name of the site
VARCHAR  Coded Value Provenience and Context : Site Coding sheet for Site (Modoc Rock Shelter, IL (11R5)-1984 Fauna dataset Unit D 1/4" Screen) Eastern Archaic Site Type

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

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Faunal remains recovered from Modoc Rock Shelter Unit D via 1/4" waterscreening were identified by Mona Colburn using the Osteological Collections of the Illinois State Museum; and checked by Dr. Bonnie Styles. Unit D was excavated in an elevated non-sheltered area between the Main Shelter and the West Shelter (the latter was excavated earlier, in 1980). Unit D shows that the two shelters areas at Modoc have independent and separate stratigraphies, and that they need to be treated as two sites.
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