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Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Tip of Mexican sword discovered at Alamo dig site

Archaeologists in San Antonio have discovered the tip of a Mexican sword near the mission's south wall.

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Alamo dig yields remnants of Spanish colonial era wall

Spanish colonial adobe bricks discovered at a dig site in downtown San Antonio's Alamo Plaza may have comprised part of the mission's original western wall, researchers announced Monday.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Meadows Center diver part of ancient skeleton discovery in Yucatán

The discovery of a well-preserved human skeleton deep within a submerged Yucatán cave is shedding new light on the debate over who were the first Americans, and a Texas State University researcher is part of the archaeological...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Prehistoric bones discovered at Spring Lake

Prehistoric human remains were found in San Marcos during a construction project about a month ago. The bones are probably from a single individual, said Texas State archaeologist Jon C. Lohse.

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Texas State archaeologist digs up clues to rock art painters’ lives

The discovery of a large prehistoric earth oven on a ranch in southwest Texas is giving an archaeologist at Texas State University the opportunity to answer questions about the lives of the ancient people who painted the...

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Archaeologist, author to discuss Earhart mystery

Seventy-two years after the famous aviator disappeared in the South Pacific, her tale continues to captivate people. Stephen F. King will talk about the Amelia Earhart and what one academic describes as the public's fascination with "historical...

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Gault Site archaeologist joins Texas State faculty

Michael Collins, archaeologist and director of the world-renowned Gault archaeological site in Central Texas, has joined the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University.