Historic plaque - Midland Man

Description:

Photograph of a historical plaque in Midland, Texas. It reads: "The Midland Man. Oldest human remains in New World. Found 1953 on ranch near here by pipeline welder Keith Glasscock. Fossilized skull, rib and hands 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, pecxcary, wolf, sloth; with weapons, tools and signs of ancient campfires. Drs. Fred Wendorf and Alex D. Krieger, archaeologists; Claude C. Albritton, geologist; T.D. Stewart, physician and anthropologist, made studies of the discovery. (1966)."

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Midland County - Midland
Creation Date: August 6, 2005
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 790
Past 30 days: 21
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 6, 2005
  • Digitized: August 12, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Midland County - Midland
Coordinates
31.9979476907, -102.076252216
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
August 6, 2005
Description:

Photograph of a historical plaque in Midland, Texas. It reads: "The Midland Man. Oldest human remains in New World. Found 1953 on ranch near here by pipeline welder Keith Glasscock. Fossilized skull, rib and hands 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, pecxcary, wolf, sloth; with weapons, tools and signs of ancient campfires. Drs. Fred Wendorf and Alex D. Krieger, archaeologists; Claude C. Albritton, geologist; T.D. Stewart, physician and anthropologist, made studies of the discovery. (1966)."

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Midland Man | human remains
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: dscn1316
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth5326
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Points
31.9979476907, -102.076252216
Historic plaque - Midland Man

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