Set in Stone: A Look at What Archaeology and Archival Research Tells Us About the Construction of the Stone Church and Convento at Mission San Antonio de Valero (41BX6).
Author(s): Kristi Miller Nichols; Steve A. Tomka
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.
As archaeologists prepared for current excavations associated with the Church and Convento at Mission San Antonio de Valero (41BX6) in San Antonio, Texas, previous archaeological and archival research was revisited to piece together information concerning the construction method and sequence of the two iconic structures. Summer of 2019 archaeological investigations focused on exposing sections of the footers of the two historic stone structures, as well as attempt to locate foundations of potential rooms that connected the Church to the Convento, in an effort to answer questions concerning construction. This paper aims to discuss what the previous research reveals, the questions that shaped the current architectural and archaeological work, and potential findings of the summer investigations.
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Set in Stone: A Look at What Archaeology and Archival Research Tells Us About the Construction of the Stone Church and Convento at Mission San Antonio de Valero (41BX6).. Kristi Miller Nichols, Steve A. Tomka. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457280)
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