FORREST FENN COLLECTION
(PICTURE OF ORIGINAL
points were first discovered in Yuma County, Colorado blow-outs
during the 1930's but none were found in situ until the spring of
1940 when Harold J. Cook spent several days digging in a site
discovered by O. M. Finley. The Eden point was named by H. M.
Wormington after the town of Eden, Wyoming. The Eden type site was
named the Finley site in honor of O. M. Finley who discovered it.
Eden points are one component of the Cody Complex. An
estimated age for these spear points is somewhere between 9,000 to
8,500 years ago. They are found from southwest Texas to northwest
Wisconsin to eastern British Columbia. Eden points are known for
their exceptionally well done parallel pressure flaking and
diamond cross-section. The people that made them were hunting
large animals like bison.