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Leanderthal Lady

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: 9260

Year Dedicated:  1985

Marker Size: 18″ x 28″

After Refinishing (10/2018).  “Before” picture is below at the end of listing.

Marker Text: 

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.    (1985)

Address: 209 S Hwy 183

Primary City: Leander

Secondary Town(s): none

Additional Information: US Hwy 183 right of way (left of Pioneer Appliance bldg)

Longitude: -97.852199

Latitude: 30.576807

Verified Location:  Verified 12/4/2016 & 1/10/2017 & 3/2/2017 & 3/8/2017          3 markers side by side

“Before” picture of marker: