Leander in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
On Dec. 29, 1982, Texas Highway Department archeologists uncovered the skeleton of a pre-historic human female at the Wilson-Leonard Brushy Creek Site (approx. 6 mi. SE). Because of the proximity of the grave site to the town of Leander, the skeleton became known as the Leanderthal Lady. Carbon testing indicates the woman lived 10–13,000 years ago. She was about 30 years old at the time of death and measured 5' 3" in height. As one of the earliest intact burials uncovered in the United States, the site is a valuable source of information on the nation’s prehistoric past.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9260.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Paleontology. A significant historical date for this entry is December 29, 1982.
Location. 30° 34.61′ N, 97° 51.123′ W. Marker is in Leander, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on U.S. 183 south of South Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leander TX 78641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow Webster Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Leander (a few steps from this marker); Leander United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leander Schools (approx. ¼ mile away); Leander Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Pickle-Mason House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Norton Moses Lodge No. 336, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bagdad Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leander.
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Also see . . .
1. Leanderthal Lady at Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 6, 2008.)
2. Leanderthal Lady. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 14, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,854 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on March 14, 2018, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. 2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3. submitted on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.