Archaeological investigations for the Alamo Plan Phase 2 began this week. The archaeology component consists of proactive backhoe trenching and archaeological monitoring of all ground-disturbing construction activities. This week saw the completion of one backhoe trench on E Crockett St.
This backhoe trench (BHT 12) was located within E Crockett St, approximately 20 ft east of the Losoya Street intersection. In the top 4 ft of the trench, multiple utility trenches were observed, as evidenced by loose gravel. Observed artifacts in the top 4 ft of the trench include metal fragments and nails, colorless glass, white earthenware, debitage, two pieces of cut bone, and a harmonica reed. The trench depth terminated at approximately 8 ft below the surface. The entire north profile is consistent with a utility trench, and this location has a known existing line.
Archaeological trenching will continue next week throughout the plaza.