Two basic typological
point types are represented in the Horner II site excavation. All but one
example are type I style points. This is the single type II point that was
found during the excavation of the Horner site and it's been identified as
an Eden style. It falls typologically and technologically between the
Alberta and Scottsbluff / Eden points but is considered to be an Eden style.
The flaking is the reason for its type II designation and the decision to
call it an Eden point. Flakes were removed wide enough so they do not
overlap and they were removed uniformly. It's described as being generally
narrower than type one points and the blade edges are less convex. The point
is widest at the shoulders and the thickest area is near the point (distal
end). The cross-section of the blade is lenticular and the cross-section of
the stem is flat.
The Horner site was discovered by Jimmy Allen on July 2, 1939 while he “walked down the (Shoshone) River to Sage Creek, hunting arrowheads.” The site was later recognized as the representative type site of the Cody Cultural Complex. The site was named after Pear Horner, the owner of the land. The Horner site is located in northwestern Wyoming in Park County 4 miles northeast of the town of Cody. The site is also situated on a 150 foot terrace near the confluence of Sage Creek and the Shoshone River.