SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — An archaeological team has discovered human bone fragments at the Alamo.

They made the discovery while trying to locate the foundation of the Church and Long Barrack.

There are protocols in place for the discovery of human remains which includes an on-site tribal monitor to make sure the remains were treated respectfully.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Texas Historical Commission Archaeology Division, and the Texas General Land Office were all notified about the discovery.

The Alamo Mission Archaeological Committee issued a statement on the discovery:

““The Alamo Mission Archaeology Advisory Committee has been notified of the discovery of human bone fragments found within an archaeological excavation unit inside the Alamo Church and Long Barrack. The excavation showed that the area had been previously disturbed as a result of sewer utility installation and former construction. The ultimate goal of the process is to protect the invaluable history and heritage of any and all people interred in the Church.”

The archaeological team will continue their work.

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