Wilson-Leonard Brushy Creek Burial Site

Wilson-Leonard marker

This is the amazing discovery site of “LeAnn, the Leanderthal Lady.” In 1982, during the expansion of FM1431, archeologists discovered a female skeleton in an apparent family burial ground. The woman was lying in a fetal position, and buried with her were a grinding stone and a shark’s tooth. Most astonishing is she dates back to the Pleistocene Period, around 10,500 years ago! It is one of the most remarkable Paleo-American sites yet discovered. Today her remains are at the J.J. Pickle Balcones Research Center of the University of Texas but are not yet on view. The marker is located in the northeast side of Cedar Park.

Read more about the archeology of the Wilson-Leonard site on Texas Beyond History, the virtual museum of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin. Take a closer look.

The marker is located on FM1431 near CR178, on the right when traveling East.