They’re Digging at the Alamo


After the somewhat disagreeable takeover of control of the Alamo by the State of Texas from its caretakers, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), things are a’changin’.

 Archaeologists are beginning a systematic archaeological study of the Alamo complex grounds today, the first such study of its kind to be completed on the site. The purpose of the work is to determine the location of the structural limits of the compound’s walls and how the landscape of the site has shifted over time. In particular, the archaeologists hope to identify the exact location of the south and west walls of the Alamo. The work is part of a larger effort to design a new master plan for the Alamo Complex and surrounding area, known as Reimagine the Alamo, that is led by the Texas General Land Office, the City of San Antonio and the Alamo Endowment. The archaeology work began today and is expected to take approximately three to four weeks.