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Excavations begin at the Alamo

Excavations are underway at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, to find the original south and western adobe walls. With a surgeon’s precision, engineers are digging around what is believed to be the outer boundaries of the Alamo to gather missing pieces of its history. Nesta Anderson is the lead investigator

17th century French ship to be reassembled in Texas

The remains of La Belle, a French frigate which sank off the Texas coast in 1686, are set to be reassembled after undergoing conservation work. "It's going to be a lot of fun. It's like a dinosaur, big and dynamic and magnetic," said Peter Fix, one of the assembly team members

Spanish waterways found in San Antonio

Irrigation features dating back to Spanish colonial times have been found in Brackenridge Park in San Antonio after being buried for 300 years. Local and state officials will provide more details Friday of recent excavations that unearthed waterway features linking the park to the Spanish colonial era in San Antonio. City Archaeologist

Ancient remains and arrowheads found at construction site in Texas

Humans remains as well as various projectile points have been uncovered at a construction site in Alice, Texas. The bones were found April 3 by archeologists who were doing a survey of the location. They have since been removed from the location and are being protected by an archeologist. The archeologist

Remains of freed slaves moved from dried lake bed to cemetery

The remains of more than two dozen graves of freed slaves and their children have been moved from a dried lake bed to a nearby cemetery in Texas. "I have talked to people who say they don't know where their grandmother is buried," McManus said. "I've done a lot of research,

Burnt-down prehistoric hut found in Texas

The remains of a prehistoric hut which dates back 3,500 years has been found in San Antonio, Texas. Signs of ancient human settlements have been found elsewhere in Texas, some more than 10,000 years old. And now there's evidence that about 1500 B.C. — three millennia before the Spanish Conquest —

Texas drought reveals shipwrecks

A severe drought in Texas is revealing the bones of sunken ships as the water level drops. “It's kind of both an opportunity and a misfortune,” Mercado-Allinger said of receding levels on lakes and rivers. “It does give us an opportunity to view these resources, but we don't have the (financial)

1,000-year-old human skull found on banks of lake

Two fisherman have caught a 1,000-year-old human skull on the banks of Lake Georgetown in Texas. Black said further down from Lake Georgetown, near the San Gabriel River, researchers discovered a cemetery dating back between 1,000 and 1,500 years old. He said the skull might have come from a similar site. “When

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