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August 16, 2016 Slideshows » Arts

What's Been Dug up at The Alamo So Far 

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Archeologists excavating the Alamo grounds have discovered more than 300 artifacts in the last few weeks, including bits of broken ceramic, bone buttons, and square nails from the 19th century and earlier. Last week, they announced the discovery of part of a Spanish colonial adobe wall. The work is part of a larger effort taken on by the General Land Office and the City of San Antonio to create a new master plan for the Alamo Complex. Here’s a look at some of the artifacts they showed the public this week.   Photo credits: Texas General Land Office
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An archeologist holds up two square-head nails, which were commonly used during the 19th century.
Archeologists founds lots of glass at the dig site, including this bottle fragment.
This is a piece of chipped stone found at the dig site.
These are shards of English white ware pottery, a type of ceramic.
This is a piece of plaster archeologists found at the Alamo.
This is a shard of lead-glazed earthenware.
Alamo archeologists found a piece of bone that was used to make buttons. Notice the semi-circular indention where the button was punched out.
These are shards of English white ware pottery.
Believe it or not, this is a toothbrush fragment.
This is a shard of wheel-thrown ceramic.
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This is another example of English white ware.
This is a bottle fragment from a San Antonio apothecary, or drug store.
This is the head of a razor.
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An archeologist holds up two square-head nails, which were commonly used during the 19th century.

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