Archaeologists say 4-week dig was a success

News 4 SA - By Amanda Weber

SAN ANTONIO-We have learned that archaeologists have found more than 1700 artifacts in their 4 week dig at the Alamo. Archaeologists started their work in support of designing a new master plan for the Alamo complex called re-imagine the Alamo. “It adds to the story of the Alamo, it gives it a richer complexity and… Read more >

Alamo sword tip may be tied to battle

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

Photo: Jerry Lara, Staff / San Antonio Express-News   Archaeologists believe that part of a Mexican sword found in an investigative dig in Alamo Plaza may have been used by light cavalry troops to attack the south wall of the 1836 mission-fortress during the famed battle for Texas independence. A nearly 6-inch tip of a… Read more >

Tip of Mexican Sword Discovered at Alamo Dig Site

The Texas Tribune - By Kirby Wilson

A sword tip found at the Alamo in August 2016 with a picture of a similar sword. REIMAGINE THE ALAMO Texas revolutionaries and Mexican soldiers may not have buried the hatchet after the Battle of the Alamo, but somehow, they buried a sword. Archaeologists in San Antonio announced Thursday that last week, they recovered the tip… Read more >

Are archaeologists close to finding the Alamo’s main gate?

Fox News - By James Rogers

File – In this March 6, 2013, file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) Archaeologists digging at the Alamo may be close… Read more >

Unearthed stone may be tied to Alamo’s main gate

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

Photo: BRITTANY GREESON, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Archaeologists plan to keep digging in an area where the Alamo’s south wall once stood after unearthing stones that might be associated with the main gate of the mission and 1836 compound. Nesta Anderson, lead investigator of a team that began archaeological excavations in the city’s Alamo… Read more >

George P. Bush visits The Alamo Dig

KENS 5 - By Deborah Knapp

SAN ANTONIO — As archaeologists dig into the past of the Alamo, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush took a look today at what they’re finding and thanked the crew who’ve been painstakingly uncovering what’s buried below. In the past three weeks, archaeologists have found what appears to be the west wall and are now… Read more >

Workers unearth new discoveries at Alamo dig site

KSAT 12 - By David Sears

SAN ANTONIO – Workers continued to dig at the archaeological site downtown at the Alamo under the watchful eye of Commissioner George P. Bush, of the Texas Land Office. Bush said he has been keeping up with the progress online, but this was his first trip to get a personal look at the progress. “I… Read more >

The Alamo Plaza is bursting with secrets

The Houston Chronicle - By Scott Huddleston

Photo: Texas General Land Office SAN ANTONIO – Native American ceramics from the mission era, square nails, a bone button and other historical remnants are among the more than 300 artifacts discovered after two weeks of digging in Alamo Plaza. Nesta Anderson, lead investigator in an archaeological project in the city plaza, said her teams… Read more >

Watch: Alamo archaeologists display new artifacts

The Dallas Morning News - By Elizabeth Djinis

A  fragment of a toothbrush, an indentation of a button made out of bone and a piece of glass from a San Antonio apothecary.  These are just some of the more than 300 artifacts from the Alamo that archaeologists have found during their month-long dig.  “We always like to recover everyday artifacts to find out how… Read more >

The State of Texas: Digging Up The Past At The Alamo

Texas Monthly - By Leif Reigstad

Visitors walk around outside of the Alamo the night before the 168th Anniversary of the 1836 fall of the Alamo on March 5, 2004, in San Antonio, Texas. JILL TORRANCE/GETTY Big Dig Archaeologists have found a whole bunch of cool knick-knacks at the Alamo since they began excavating the site earlier this month. According to… Read more >