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The Horner Site: The Type Site of the Cody Cultural Complex covers significant archaeological and geological research studies of the analytic and interpretative analysis of the Horner site. This 11-chapter text specifically explores the early Paleoindian studies at the site.
The introductory chapters reflect the history of the Princeton and Smithsonian investigations at the Horner site, including the excavation techniques, geologic studies, stone tool assemblage, and faunal remains. The subsequent chapters discuss the paleoecological studies conducted by the University of Wyoming at the site, specifically the taphonomy of the Horner II bone bed. These topics are followed by descriptions of the projectile points and specialized bifaces from the Horner site, as well as the stone flaking material sources for the site. Other chapters focus on the geological features and the local fauna of the Horner site. The concluding chapters examine the soil formation and paleoenvironmental interpretation at the site.
This book will be of great value to archaeologists, geologists, and paleontologists.
The Foundations of High Plains Paleoindian Research
The Bighorn Basin
The Horner Site
Paleoindian Evidence in the Bighorn Basin
2 History of the Princeton and Smithsonian Investigations at the Horner Site
3 Excavation and Documentation of the Princeton and Smithsonian Horner Site Assemblages
Stone Tool Assemblage
4 The University of Wyoming Investigations at the Horner Site
The 1977 Work at the Horner Site
The 1978 Investigations at the Horner Site
Problems in Horner Site Interpretation
Paleoecological Studies at the Horner Site
The Final Investigations at the Horner Site
The Horner II Bone Bed Analysis
Concluding Remarks on the University of Wyoming Investigations
Radiocarbon Dates from the Horner Site
5 Taphonomy of the Horner II Bone Bed
Taphonomy of Bone Beds
The Alberta/Cody Bone Bed at the Horner Site
Formation of the Alberta/Cody Bone Bed
6 Projectile Points and Specialized Bifaces from the Horner Site
The Analytical Sample
Cody Complex Projectile-Point Typology
The Horner II Assemblage
The Horner I Assemblage
7 The Tool Assemblage, Unfinished Bifaces, and Stone Flaking Material Sources for the Horner Site
The Horner Site Tool Assemblages
The Horner Site I Tool Assemblage
The Horner Site II Tool Assemblage
Stone Flaking Material Sources
8 Geologic Investigations
Method of Investigation
Previous Geologic Investigations of the Horner Site
Terraces of the Shoshone River Valley
Geology of the Horner Site
9 Horner Site Local Fauna: Vertebrates
10 Soil Formation and Paleoenvironmental Interpretation at the Horner Site, Park County, Wyoming
The Soil Profile and Sedimentologie Environments
Summary and Conclusions
11 Summary and Concluding Remarks
Paleoindian Bison Procurement at the Horner Site
Appendix 1 Bison Bone Measurements
Appendix 2 The Claypool Study
Technology of the Square-Based Projectile Points
Eden Point Manufacture Sequence
Technological/Morphological Attributes of the Claypool Square-Based Projectile Points
Special Flaking and Retouch Attributes
Pressure Flake Spacing
Appendix 3 The Horner Site Debitage
Mode of Occurrence
Distribution of Raw Stone Flaking Materials
Lithic Technology and Site Use
Appendix 4 Fossil Nonmarine Snails from the Horner Site
Appendix 5 Opal Phytolith Studies from the Horner Site, Wyoming
Bone Bed Level, 1978 Excavations
Appendix 6 The Larson Cache
Spatial Association Versus Behavioral Association
Typology of the Larson Cache Materials
Production Sequences and Options
Artifact Use Histories
Appendix 7 The Finley Site Bison Bone
Modifications to the Finley Bison Remains
Analysis of the Finley Bison Bones
Appendix 8 Bison Mandibles from the Horner and Finley Sites
Determination of Bison Age and Season of Death
Horner and Finley Age Group Descriptions: Mandibular Dentition Eruption and Wear
Bison Sexing by Molars and Mandibles
Comparisons of the Horner and Finley Samples
Appendix 9 Horner Site Artifact Data
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- © Academic Press 1987
- 21st May 1987
- Academic Press
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