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300 Years: Archival and Archaeological Investigations at the Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo) Probable First Site (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kay Hindes. Susan R Snow.

The Mission San Antonio de Valero (known as The Alamo) was established in 1718, by Father Antonio Olivares. The mission was believed to be located in its first location for about 12 months before it was moved to a second location. The third and final location is where it is located today in Alamo Plaza. The first site location has been lost for almost 300 years. In February, 2013, Kay Hindes, City Archaeologist for the City of San Antonio located a number of artifacts that are colonial in age in...


All Them Ditches: The Spanish Colonial Water Management System of San Antonio de Bexar (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Antonia L Figueroa.

Remnants of one of the largest and most extensive Spanish Colonial acequia water systems in the United States can be found in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Acequias contributed to the flourishing of the missions and colonial farming settlements in San Antonio de Bexar. This extensive system of ditches redirected water in various parts of present day Bexar County for agricultural and household purposes. At least six principal acequias and numerous secondary branches have been identified with...


Defining the 1722 Presidio de Bexar: A Closer Look at the 2018 Calder Alley Data Recover Investigations, Military Plaza, San Antonio Bexar County, Texas. (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rhiana D. Ward. Antonio E. Padilla.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Plus Ultra: An examination of current research in Spanish Colonial/Iberian Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeology in the Western Hemisphere." , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In summer 2018, Raba Kistner Environmental, Inc., conducted archaeological data recovery investigations along San Pedro Creek in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The data recovery investigations focused on the eastern bank of the...


Spanish Colonial Dam & Acequia Systems in Brackenridge Park San Antonio Texas (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Clinton M. M. McKenzie.

Report on archaeological investigations of two Spanish Colonial dams and associated irrigation canals (presas y acequias). The San Antonio de Valero begun in 1719 and the Labores de Arriba (or Upper Labor) begun in 1776. The Valero system supported irrigation for the eponymous Mission Pueblo. The Upper Labor system was for settlers in the Villa de San Fernando. Both systems have their headworks in the upper reach of the San Antonio River within the current Brackenridge Park. The Valero system...