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Leanderthal Lady

  Texas Historical Markers
US 183, Leander, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 34' 36.4368", -97° 51' 8.0388"
    Texas State
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     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.

This page last updated: 7/24/2010 01:11:31

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Leanderthal Lady:
Actual location of the dig is on Whitestone Blvd. near intersection with Moore Lane, at the Wilson-Leonard Brushy Creek Burial Site.

Leanderthal Lady Historical Marker Location Map, Texas