Am Requesting Your
- A Brief Overview Follows
selected you to receive this survey specifically because of your
expertise and scholarly contributions in the field[s] of Pre-Columbian
archaeology and/or anthropology. I consider you an authority on
such, I am seeking your candid assessment of these 'Book of Mormon'
events based on your knowledge & understanding of current evidence
and your own research. Who better to ask, than the scholars and
researchers who have direct access to the archaeological data
from the region in question? What follows, is a very brief overview
of the lands, peoples and events described in the Book of Mormon
using maps and a timeline which I created based on my research.
I've highlighted only those places and events that seem likely
to leave major physical evidence.
LDS Church apparently has no official opinion on the matter of
geography and their scholars generally seem to have two differing
theories surrounding the events and places described in the Book
of Mormon. 0f late, LDS scholars seem to prefer a smaller scenario
in Mesoamerica because there are problems with the vast scale
of the earlier, traditional viewpoint that involved the whole
of the Americas.