Digging the (Texas) Revolution: Archeology at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
Author(s): Sarah J Chesney
This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Founded in 1823 by Stephen F. Austin as the capital of the recently established Austin Colony in Mexican Texas, the town of San Felipe de Austin was a melting pot of ideas, people, and languages from across Mexico and the United States. As talk turned toward revolution in 1835 and 1836 San Felipe de Austin became a flashpoint, and both a real and a symbolic target of General Santa Ana after the fall of the Alamo.
Today 70 acres of the original town comprise San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, and it remains one of the most significant archeological sites in colonial Texas history. This poster presents the past and present archeological explorations of the townsite as well as plans for a new era of large-scale public archeology at San Felipe de Austin.
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Digging the (Texas) Revolution: Archeology at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. Sarah J Chesney. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457412)
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