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Leander in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Leanderthal Lady

 
 
Leanderthal Lady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Leanderthal Lady Marker
Inscription. 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 the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9260.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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.
Leanderthal Lady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, October 10, 2013
2. Leanderthal Lady Marker
A view of the marker in context with adjacent markers. Looking north up 183.
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.
 
Also see . . .  Leanderthal Lady at Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 6, 2008.)
 
Leanderthal Lady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
3. Leanderthal Lady Marker
Looking north from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,984 times since then and 102 times this year. Last updated on October 10, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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