New insights into St. Augustine's central plaza

Archaeologists digging at the Plaza de la Constitucion in St. Augustine, Florida, are finding that the plaza is different than the plans authorized by the King of Spain in the late 1500's.

The location, street layout, and type of buildings are different than expected. One possible reason is a series of catastrophic events including attacks by Indians and the English.

The best find from the dig so far is a silver doublet button. While there are many written historical documents about the early years of the plaza, no map has ever been found. [photos]