A Glimpse in to the Past in Alamo Plaza

A glimpse in to San Antonio’s past–thanks to the work researchers are doing right now in Alamo Plaza.

“Some of the ceramics that we’ve got here today would have possibly dated to the Mission Period” Researcher Nesta Anderson said, adding “We’ve got a few shards of Goliad Wear–which was native made–but was made before Europeans got here, and through that period of contact.”

Other items so far unearthed by researchers include square nails, bits of glass, even a piece of an early toothbrush.

Anderson said the items–all found by researchers hunting for signs of the Alamo’s original west wall–tell a story of life in eras past.

“But, it also contributes tour knowledge of the west wall. Remember, in addition to that wall–and the arcade that would have been inside of it–there were structures in which people would have been living” Anderson said.

Much of the focus of the work this week will shift toward the hunt for signs of the original sotuh wall./ The work will ultimately be incorporated in to the drawing of a new master plan for the Alamo Complex.


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