Archaeologists Make Big Discovery at the Alamo

The city of San Antonio is renovating the Alamo site, and part of that project involves learning as much as possible about the original landmark. The city tasked a team of archaeologists to dig in the state-owned plaza, and on Friday, they made a big discovery.

Archaeologists found an adobe brick wall, dating back to the Spanish colonial era, at the Alamo dig site. The bricks were found about eight inches below the current surface just south of the  Crockett Building. Many are hoping that the wall is the western wall from the original Alamo Complex.

Learn more about the big find in this video from KHOU.

Nesta Anderson, head of the archaeological dig, says they can't confirm that quite yet, though. While there is a chance the bricks belong to the original structure, they could also just be part of a nearby home or building (still a significant find).

"We're not convinced that it is the west wall. All we know is that it is an adobe brick wall," Anderson cautioned the public when talking to KHOU. "It could be related to another feature of the west wall. We do know there were rooms that people were living in. It may be related to those rooms rather than the compound wall."

The archaeologists know they're digging in the right place, though. As Anderson puts it, "There's information to get, we're just not sure what kind yet."

Locals have been stopping by to get a look at the historical findings.

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Archaeologists Make Big Discovery at the Alamo