The Testimony of Hands

68.43.115a, .115b, chain mail

68.43.115a, .115b, chain mail; each link is 1 centimeter (½ inch) in diameter.
San Gabriel de Yunque (A.D. 1598–1610)
UNM field school collection
Photograph by B. Bernard

The earliest Spanish explorers and colonists of New Mexico made use of chain mail and other traditional European armor, but within a few generations switched over to lighter protection such as leather vests.

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