investigations continue today at Presidio La Bahia. An archeological
dig took place on October 18 - 20, 2002. Archeologist and
interested individuals from around Texas attended and worked
during the three day dig.
An area behind the Presidio Chapel and along the north wall
was selected. The area was known to have been a cistern,
but it was eventually filled in with debris (trash), because
it would not hold water.
The location of the dig was mapped
in, and dig areas were further located by placing stakes
and string. Scrapping tools were used, as to not damage
any artifacts that might be found. Then, the slow process
of removing soil began.
The soil removed was placed on small and large screen sieves.
Then the soil was carefully rubbed through the sieves. Thus,
revealing artifacts. Artifacts found included, part of a
musket, Indian pottery, pieces of bone (probably animal),
and numerous other items.
Scroll down and view a few photos taken during the archeological