Ia góra site (MC-6), unit J, Middle Caicos (Holocene of Turks and Caicos Islands)

Where: Turks and Caicos Islands (21.8° N, 71.7° W: paleocoordinates 21.8° N, 71.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• The two AMS 14C dates on Thick-knee bones suggest that cultural material, including faunal remains, was deposited in the Structure VIII midden between cal A.D. 1430-1660.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic, midden

Reposited in the FMNH

Collection methods: quarrying, sieve

Primary reference: S. Jones O'Day. 2002. Late Prehistoric Lucayan occupation and subsistence on Middle Caicos Island, northern West Indies. Caribbean Journal of Science 38:1-10 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 209855: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.05.2020

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carcharhiniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinidae indet. Jordan and Evermann 1896 requiem shark
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis spp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Acanthopteri - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena sp. Artedi 1793 barracuda
Sphyraena barracuda Edwards 1771 barracuda
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albula vulpes bonefish
 Elopiformes - Elopidae
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Harengula spp. Cuvier and Valenciennes herring
 Beloniformes - Belonidae
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
 Tetraodontiformes - Ostraciidae
 Tetraodontiformes - Balistidae
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon spp. Linnaeus 1758
 Acanthomorphata - Gerreidae
Gerres spp. Quoy and Gaimard 1824
Eucinostomus spp. Baird and Girard 1855
 Acanthomorphata - Haemulidae
Haemulon spp. Cuvier 1829
Haemulon sciurus Shaw 1803 blue striped grunt
Haemulon album Cuvier 1830 white margate
Orthopristis spp. Girard 1858
Anisotremus spp. Gill 1861
Anisotremus virginicus Linnaeus 1758 porkfish
 Acanthuriformes - Acanthuridae
Acanthurus spp. Forskal 1775
 Labriformes - Labridae
Labridae indet. Cuvier 1816
Halichoeres sp. Rüppell 1835
Sparisoma sp. Swainson 1839
 Labriformes - Scaridae
Scarus sp. Gronovius 1763
 Acanthomorphata - Lutjanidae
Ocyurus chrysurus Bloch 1790 yellowtail snapper
Lutjanus spp. Bloch 1790
Lutjanus griseus Linnaeus 1758 grey snapper
Lutjanus buccanella Cuvier 1828 blackfin snapper
 Teleostei -
Perciformes indet. Bleeker 1859 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Serranidae indet. Swainson 1839 perch-like fish
Epinephelus spp. Bloch 1793 perch-like fish
Mycteroperca spp. Gill 1862 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 perch-like fish
Calamus spp. Swainson 1839 perch-like fish
Calamus pennatula perch-like fish
Archosargus sp. Gill 1865 perch-like fish
Archosargus rhomboidalis perch-like fish
 Holocentriformes - Holocentridae
Holocentrus sp. Gronovius 1763
 Placentalia -
Rodentia indet. Bowdich 1821 rodent
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Charadriiformes - Burhinidae
Burhinus sp. Illiger 1811 thick-knee
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
Gekkonidae indet. Gray 1825 gecko
 Squamata - Tropidophiidae
Tropidophiidae indet. Cope 1894 dwarf boa
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Iguanidae indet. Oppel 1811 squamates
Leiocephalus spp. Gray 1827 curly-tailed lizard
Cyclura carinata rock iguana
 Squamata - Polychrotidae
Anolis spp. Daudin 1802 anole
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Nerita sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas Linnaeus 1758 true conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea zebra" = Macrocypraea zebra
"Cypraea zebra" = Macrocypraea zebra Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Charonia variegata Lamarck 1816 triton
 Sorbeoconcha - Littorinidae
Tectarius sp. Valenciennes 1832 periwinkle
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Cittarium pica Linnaeus 1758 top snail
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione spp. von Mühlfield 1811 venus clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama sarda jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Diplodonta spp. Bronn 1831 clam
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
Asaphis deflorata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Tellina fausta" = Arcopagia fausta, Tellina radiata, "Tellina listeri" = Tellina (Tellinella) listeri, "Tellina magna" = Laciolina magna
"Tellina fausta" = Arcopagia fausta Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
Tellina radiata Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
"Tellina listeri" = Tellina (Tellinella) listeri Röding 1798 tellin clam
"Tellina magna" = Laciolina magna Spengler 1798 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Codakia orbicularis" = Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis
"Codakia orbicularis" = Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
"Pinctada radiata" = Pinctada imbricata
"Pinctada radiata" = Pinctada imbricata Röding 1798 pearl oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Brachidontes spp. Swainson 1840 mussel