Gorget and helmet found in Texas

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Gorget and helmet found in Texas

Postby Thearos » 13 Sep 2015 18:29

http://westerndigs.org/origin-of-spanis ... cientists/

Some armour-- a scale armour gorget, a very odd helmet, found in Texas in the C19th. What could it be ?
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Re: Gorget and helmet found in Texas

Postby Dan Howard » 15 Sep 2015 11:46

Other scales have been found in that part of America and are of a similar shape. In 1999 Hugh Rogers and Donald Larocca did an analysis of the scales that were found in New Mexico* and concluded that they were most likely of Spanish origin. There is no reason not to assume that this gorget is also Spanish. The cuirass it was found with, along with the cotton twill backing supports this.

* HUGH C . ROGERS, DONALD J. LAROCCA, "A NEW WORLD FIND OF EUROPEAN SCALE ARMOR"
Gladius, XIX, (1999), pp. 221-230
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Postby Ty N. » 15 Sep 2015 15:39

Yes, there is a lot of Spanish stuff buried in Texas. It's odd how public school curriculum in America tend to gloss over the fact that half the continental US was formerly Mexico. It's more politically correct to say America was taken from the Indians (equally true, of course).
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Postby MEversbergII » 15 Sep 2015 18:50

Ty N. wrote:Yes, there is a lot of Spanish stuff buried in Texas. It's odd how public school curriculum in America tend to gloss over the fact that half the continental US was formerly Mexico. It's more politically correct to say America was taken from the Indians (equally true, of course).


I got that in school. Even had some artifacts in the history book.

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