The article I chose to look at for this week’s Archaeology in the News discussed a dig in the Alamo that yielded colonial wall remnants. I chose this article because of our recent look at analyzing an example of different stratum levels in the dirt and how a wall sunk down within it and surrounded itself in multiple layers. This dig was the first phase of a larger one to renovate the historical landmark, and because of the discovery made here, it was the beginning of a major step in uncovering the construction history of this landmark. These wall remnants existed from the Spanish colonial period, and because of this analysis, they were able to discover that they were in the right direction in renovating this site. The actual remnants of the wall were found 23 inches below the surface and showed signs of wear and tear from degradation because of how long it has been down there. This was a major discovery and allows us as a whole to learn more about the history of it and actually analyze the materials that made up the wall. It just amazes me that simple discoveries such as this can increase our knowledge drastically and allow us to have a deeper appreciation for the past and the things it left us.