Human bone fragments have been found by archaeologists excavating inside the Alamo church, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. The bones were found as part of an excavation designed to locate the foundation of Church and the Long Barrack.
The General Land Office says the archaeologist excavations will proceed to get a 'better idea' of what was occuring within that area of the Church and the Long Barrack, in addition to determining if the fragments are the only remaind in these excavation units.
"The ultimate goal of the process is the protect the invaluable history and heritage of any and all people interred in the Church."
The on site Tribal Monitor was present during excavations and oversaw the respectful covering of the remains. The human remains protocols established by the Alamo Mission Archaeology Advisory Committee will guide the archeology team to ensure full protection of the recent discovery.
The archaeological project is part of the $350 milllion, five year effort to renovate Alamo Plaza.
The Alamo Trust and its partners will continue to collaborate with the Alamo Missions Archaeology Advisory Committee to ensure that such discoveries are treated in a respectful and dignified manner. In addition, all governing offices, including the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Texas Historical Commission Archaeology Division, the Texas General Land Office and our designated archaeologists, and the AMAAC have been notified of the discovery.
Native Americans, Spanish soldiers, and early settlers of San Antonio are among the people buried on the grounds of the Almao.