(Oct. 10, 2017) -- Continuing its mission of educational outreach, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) will display artifacts from The Alamo that have never been seen by the public before, for a celebration of Texas Archaeology Month this October.
The Alamo is one of Texas’ most visited historic landmarks and UTSA has been involved in excavations and research at the site and other San Antonio Missions for decades.
Rare artifacts, including a cannonball, glass beads and an ornamental badge from a military hat, will be on display at the special event called “Archaeology at the Alamo”, hosted by the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Alamo Hall.
“The Center for Archaeological Research has more than 40 years of experience working at the San Antonio Missions and other Spanish colonial sites around town,” said Shawn Marceaux, director of CAR. “We are excited for the community to see these never-before-seen artifacts that help tell the story of The Alamo’s legacy.”
During an excavation at The Alamo in July 2016, CAR staff along with other archaeologists discovered adobe brick, European ceramics, glass beads, and the tip of a Mexican sword from the Spanish Colonial period.
The UTSA Center for Archaeological Research was established in 1974 to conduct research and carry out archaeological excavations for federal, state and local agencies, and provide students with training opportunities.
CAR staff has conducted numerous archaeological field investigations in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Mexico and South America.
Its archaeological laboratory, located on the UTSA Main Campus, has facilities for preparing, processing, analyzing, and curating archeological collections.
CAR’s Legacy Program is an educational outreach program that provides information about archaeology and historic preservation to San Antonio students, teachers and the general public.
UTSA is recognized as one of the top five young universities in the nation by Times Higher Education.
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