Houston Archeological Society presents Digging Colonial Texas: Past, Present and Future Archeology at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
In this program, archeologist Dr. Sarah Chesney will present a program highlighting recent archeological discoveries at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. First designated as a State Archeological Landmark in 1983 and subsequently added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, just west of Katy, Texas, is one of the most significant archeological sites in colonial Texas history.
The first formal archeological survey on the site dates to 1964, and several subsequent surveys have indicated the presence of significant archeological resources below ground. This presentation will discuss the work that has been done on the site in the past, the results of the most recent testing done over the past year and some of the plans for future work beginning this spring.