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Mansfield Cut, South Jetty

By Sarah Linden, THC Marine Archeologist

Most Texans know the best way to cool down from the heat is to grab some sunscreen and hit the beach or float down one of our beautiful rivers. Texas boasts 367 linear miles of coastline and 1,500 square miles of river bottoms. These waters have been historically utilized to transport people, goods, and culture for hundreds of years. There are...

Archeology | archeology, marine archeology, artifact

aerial view of archeology dig

By Jeff Durst, Archeology Division Staff

On a hot and muggy June morning, members of the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Texas Archeological Stewardship Network (TASN) arrived at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site with an important mission: to unearth significant history. Located in the small village of San Felipe about 40 miles west of Houston, the site served as the hub of...

The Medallion | Texas Archeology Month, archeology, San Felipe de Austin