• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Archaeology Day 2013

Mock Dig activity during Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day is October 12, 2013, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Mission San José.

Registration is open for agencies and groups that would like to present an activity related to Archaeology. Currently UTSA-Institute of Texans, UTSA-Center for Archaeological Research, San Antonio Museum of Art, AIA-Southwest Texas Archaeology Association, Texas Coritani, and My Art Starz. Past activities included atlatl throwing, mock dig, ancient writing, corn husk dolls, rock art wall, and a demonstration fishing village.

There is no charge to register, and the park will supply tables, chairs, water, & electricity. This is a popular event, drawing an average 1500-1800 people.

Event flyer

Registration form

More information

Did You Know?

The pad, flower, and fruit of the prickly pear cactus are all edible.

that the prickly pear cactus was a regular part of the South Texas Indians' diet? The pad, the flower, and the tuna (fruit) are all edible. Even today, "nopales" are found in the produce department of Texas grocery stores.