Alamo Plaza Dig Begins Week 3

The search for the Alamo’s original south and west walls stretched in to a third week–with the focus clearly on finding signs of the south wall.

Archaeologist Kristi Nichols said they’ve uncovered some different features.

“We also have a late 19th century-early 20th century intrusion” Nichols said of efforts to find the south wall.

All in all, searchers remain hopeful they are in the area of the Alamo’s original gate.

“There’s several different maps to look at, there’s lots of different interpretations as to where the south gate is” Nichols said, adding “I had mentioned Friday the walls are fluid here–things change from time to time.”

Meanwhile, the search continues to turn up far fewer artifacts than were recovered int he hunt for signs of the original west wall.

“Mainly it’s because we have not come down on an actual living surface yet–so, we don’t have trash that people discarded or things like that” Nichols said.

Ultimately, the results of the searches will be used in helping to create a new master plan for the Alamo Complex.



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