Historic plaque - Midland Man

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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 ... continued below

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1 photograph : col.

Creation Information

Belden, Dreanna L. August 6, 2005.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Photographing Texas and was provided by UNT Libraries to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 2149 times , with 34 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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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)."

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1 photograph : col.

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Photographing Texas

These images come from individuals' travels across the state. Subjects include Texas scenery, wildlife, county courthouses, state parks, national parks, libraries, museums, historic sites, outdoor murals, architecture, monuments, and historic plaques -- a little bit of everything Texas!

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  • August 6, 2005

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Aug. 17, 2005, 4:50 p.m.

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  • July 19, 2013, 5:40 p.m.

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  • 31.9979476907, -102.076252216

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Belden, Dreanna L. Historic plaque - Midland Man, photograph, August 6, 2005; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5326/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .