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Entry from December 28, 2011
Leanderthal (inhabitant of Leander)

"Leanderthal” (Leander + neanderthal) is a slang name for an inhabitant from Leander, Texas. The name was inspired, in part, from the January 1983 discovery of the skeletal remains of the “Leanderthal Lady”—estimated to be over 10,000 years old. The slang name “Leanderthal” has been cited in print since at least 1998-99.

An inhabitant of Leander has been called a “Leanderite” since at least 2003.


Wikipedia: Leander, Texas
Leander ( /liˈændər/ lee-an-dər) is a city in Williamson and Travis counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 7,596 at the 2000 census. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the 2008 population at 25,424. The city was established in 1882 on the railroad to Austin and was named in honor of Leander “Catfish” Brown, a railroad official.

It was near Leander that the Leanderthal Lady, a skeleton dating back 10,000 to 13,000 years, was discovered; the site was one of the earliest intact burials found in the United States.

Wikipedia: Leanderthal Lady
Leanderthal Lady, discovered in January 1983, is the name given to the skeletal remains of a prehistoric woman found at the Wilson-Leonard Brushy Creek Site (an ancient Native American campsite) in the city of Cedar Park, Texas, by the Texas Department of Transportation. The remains were also alternatively labeled “Leanne”. Both names were inspired by the proximity of the site to the town of Leander, to the north.

Carbon dating and stratigraphic analysis showed the remains to be 10,000 to 13,000 years old. The skeleton is of a five-foot, three-inch tall female who was approximately eighteen to thirty years old at the time of death.

The find was significant as one of the oldest and most complete human skeleton finds in North America.

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Where is the unbroken line of fine gradiations between us?  I mean, there is a big difference between the neanderthal man and “leanderthal man”. (I hope you’re from Austin and understood that joke wink

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I moderate two local groups, rec.libertyhill.mensa.sheep and alt.leander.culture.leanderthal, which are groups jammed with meaningful threads and interesting conversations.

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From: “Mike Strong”
Date: 1999/02/08
Subject: Need AC/Heating Replacement Recommendations

Thanks in advance, my fellow Austinites, Cedar Parkers, Leanderthals, Round Rockets, & Dripping Springers.

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Mezosub
August 24, 2007 at 2:38 pm
As a former Austinite (hook ‘em) who has visited Seattle (summer 2005), I can attest to the prevalence of rednecks and Leanderthals (any redneck in any location, not just those residing in Leander, Texas) once you get about three miles east of Bellevue or into the southern outskirts of Redmond.

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Mopacs
Posted: Sep 17, 2007, 11:12 PM
I would doubt it… The Lakeline area is a totally separate submarket. This store will draw lots of Cedar Parkans, Leanderthals and Steiner Ranchuns (or whatever theyre called ).

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Mommy
Jun 11 2008, 07:26 AM
Will calls people from Leander “Leanderthals”

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dstrong
11-28-09, 11:06 PM
Jacobsdad...i’ve ridden sparingly over the last month, so not many opportunities for it to slip on me. Regarding Leander...nice place to live and to ride, although many of the roads out there have no shoulder, so it’s you and the hicks on a lot of two-lane roads. Not sure if you know this but Austinites call people from Leander “Leanderthals”. LOL

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dstrong
02-02-11, 12:17 PM
Here we are Austinites. The nearby town of Leander’s populace are referred to as Leanderthals.

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