The Alamo
The Alamo
Aug 19 · 1 min read

by Alamo Archaeologist Kristi Nichols

Approx. Date of Artifact 1650s — 1725

This ceramic shard recovered from the excavations inside the Long Barrack represents one of the earlier varieties of a Spanish Colonial tin-glazed ware, also referred to as a majolica. Puebla Polychrome was manufactured in Mexico likely during the second half of the seventeenth century until approximately 1725.

The design motif was thought to represent Talavera styles that were produced in Spain. The Puebla Polychrome type has a distinctive “cobweb” design in black and white, with large areas of blue. This type is more often encountered at the earliest occupied Spanish Colonial sites in San Antonio, including Mission San Antonio de Valero, Presidio de Bexar, and the early civilian sites associated with Villa de Bexar.

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Save The Alamo

The Alamo defines Texas. There is no greater honor than to reinforce this place and tell its story. Its story is the story of Texas. There is one name above others that echoes around the world, speaking courage and liberty to all who hear it — and that name is the Alamo.

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