Hundreds of hours of Archeology have been done at Fort Chadbourne. The Concho Valley Archeology Society, have volunteered since the beginning to help, and oversee this tremendous undertaking.
All buildings that have been restored or stabilized, have had archeology completed. Larry Riemenschneider, Steward with the Texas Historical Commission, who has overseen most of the work, has made available reports on each of these. The reports are available for purchase, or for research in the Fort
Chadbourne Library (appointment
required). The data includes the procedures, information about the structures, count of artifacts recovered, along with photographs of many of the more unique items.
To this day over five hundred thousand artifacts have been recovered through either excavations or surface finds.
Many of these items are now on display in the Visitor Center.
Another group that worked long and hard alongside the CVAS was the SMARTS (Special Retired Active Retired Military Travel Club). This group worked for several years, on their two week volunteer trips, to excavate, sift, count, and catalog these items.
There is no way Fort Chadbourne can ever thank these two groups for their ongoing support. They are now part of the Fort Chadbourne history.
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