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Update From The Alamo

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

artifacts The AlamoSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Lead investigator Nesta Anderson announced at a “Reimagine The Alamo” press conference that more than 300 eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artifacts, including Native American ceramics from the mission era, square nails, and a bone button, have been uncovered near the west wall of the Alamo. The excavation team has also recovered a piece of glass stamped with the words “San Antonio Apothecary,” ceramics from Europe and Mexico, part of a toothbrush, and a blade that may have been part of a utility knife or scissors. “As of yet, we’re not finding a lot of battle-related things,” Anderson said in a Houston Chronicle report. Work at the south wall of the Alamo is now underway as well. For more on archaeology in Texas, go to "Off the Grid: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site." 

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