An expert team of archaeologists are looking to help make remembering the Alamo that much easier. As the San Antonio Express News reports, this week will mark the start of a “systematic archaeological study” of the pivotal Texas Revolution battle site and historic monument.
The team of experts will begin digging around the Alamo to locate the structure’s original walls. If you’ve visited the Alamo, you might be aware that what stands today represents only a small section of the complex. Archaeologists will have to cut through sidewalk surrounding the mission to uncover the walls that originally helped protect Texas soldiers.
“We want to be able to pinpoint the west wall,” director of the Alamo Endowment Becky Dinnin told KHOU. “After that, we will pinpoint places where we think the south wall is.”
The excavation is part of a plan to “reimagine the Alamo,” a project expected to be completed in a year. You can keep up with the archaeologist’s work, and street closures in the area, here.