Details for Midland Man

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5329003367


Marker Number 3367
Atlas Number 5329003367
Marker Title Midland Man
Index Entry Midland Man
Address Wall & Colorado St., Courthouse square
City Midland
County Midland
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 776162
UTM Northing 3544306
Subject Codes archeology; anthropology; women
Marker Year 1966
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Courthouse Square, corner of Wall St. & N. Colorado, Midland
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Oldest human remains in new world. Found 1953 on ranch near here by pipeline welder Keith Glasscock. Fossilized skull, rib and hand bones had been exposed by weather conditions. Tests indicated these were bones of a woman who lived as long ago as 9000-9500 B. C.; nearby were bones of extinct species of horse, camel, mammoth, peccary, wolf, sloth; with weapons, tools and signs of ancient campfires. Drs. Fred Wendorf and Alex D. Kreiger, archaeologists; Claude C. Albritton, geologist; T. D. Stewart, physician and anthropologist, made studies of the discovery.

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