Ancient America in Book of Mormon Times

Ancient America in Book of Mormon Times Since it first appeared in 1830, the Book of Mormon has been a source of fascination and speculation as to its origins and the geographic location of the people and places it depicts. In this session, I present a spectacular three-screen panorama of the most popular theories with regard to its location: Central, South, and North America. I have visited over 300 archaeological sites, and I will present clues from geography, architecture, sculpture, and crafts that might help us understand ancient American life during Book of Mormon times. I also show recently-discovered parallels between these findings and cultures described in the Book of Mormon. Respondents will then present their theories with regard to the geographic location of Book of Mormon events.

Terry J. O’Brien, Wayne May, Venice Priddis