AUGUST 31, 2008 PETER A. BOSTROM
This Eden point was found
many years ago on the Finley site near Eden, Wyoming. The Finley site is
a bison kill site and some evidence for this can be seen on the tip of
this point in the form of an impact fracture. This small Eden point may
have been resharpened one or more times. It measures 1 9 /16 inches (4
Eden points were first found 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 on a site discovered by O. M. Finley. The
Eden point type was named by H. M. Wormington after the town of Eden,
Wyoming near where the type site is located. The Eden type site was named
in honor of O. M. Finley who discovered the site (Wormington 1957: 124).
Eden points are one component of the Cody Complex for
which Irwin (1971) gives a time span of 7,000 to 6,500 B.C. and a
geographical range of from southwest Texas to north west Wisconsin to
eastern British Columbia. Eden points are famous for their exquisite
workmanship. Though the Cody Complex is usually referred to as
Paleo-Indian, available evidence indicates they were hunting the same
animals in exactly the same manner as their descendants were until the
introduction of the bow.
EDEN POINT TIP
FINLEY SITE, EDEN WYOMING
Picture shows impact
fracture on the tip of this Finley site Eden point.