The Alamo Underground: Recent Excavations at Mission San Antonio de Valero

Author(s): Nesta J. Anderson

Year: 2018

Summary

Recent excavations at the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) revealed that in the midst of the highly developed urban landscape of San Antonio, pockets of archaeological deposits remain nestled between utilities, streets, and beautification improvements. Excavations at the west and south wall complexes revealed evidence of architectural features and three centuries of refuse left behind by San Antonio's residents as they reinvented the physical landscape. The diversity of material culture recovered echoes the rich cultural diversity of San Antonio's inhabitants today as the city continues to grow around its historic resources.

Cite this Record

The Alamo Underground: Recent Excavations at Mission San Antonio de Valero. Nesta J. Anderson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441206)

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Temporal Keywords
1718 - 1836

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 661