In the last chapter we saw that the bible is reliable, being textually pure and verifiably accurate in many places. A response to wayne may book of mormon archaeology in north america this is the video in question, and heres the thread that prompted the investigation. Wayne may on ancient american artifacts joseph smith. I believe that the bom takes place in the great lakes area mostly. Therefore, the mormon can have confidence that the bible is the word of god and that it can be accurately translated.
Statement regarding the book of mormon, spring 1986, p. Where did the events described in the book of mormon take. Book of mormon archaeology in north america a lecture. As you read this book, i hope youll be able to understand my feelings about ancient america and the book of. In this post i wanted to emphasize physical evidencesstuff you can touch, see, feel. Elephants are mentioned twice in the earliest book of mormon record, the book of ether. Feb 07, 2015 according to the book of mormon, nephi, sam, jacob, joseph, zoram and their families seperated themselves from laman and lemuel and traveled north to the land of nephi. Critics argue that the archaeological record suggests that all elephantlike creatures became. When we find zarahemla we will have the key that will unlock the door to the physical truth of the book of mormon. Zarahemla and the nephite nation, hayriver press,colfax, wisconsin march 2002. Paul minnesota temple, and currently is serving as gospel doctrine teacher of the menomonie wisconsin branch, oakdale, minnesota stake.
Nonmormon archaeologists speak on book of mormon evidence. Wayne may on ancient american recent discoveries overturn accepted paradigms of american prehistory and ancient america. Book of mormon thought false by lds memberarchaelogist. Below are links to videos videos of lectures by wayne may describing secularly confirmed evidence of the book of mormon peoples on the north american continent. Read the legends, see the evidences and take it from there. Join wayne may and ryan fisher for a book of mormon archaeology tour of cumorahland. Book of mormon geography in north america wayne may youtube. Wayne may shares thoughts and ideas concerning evidences of the book of mormon geography and culture found through archaeological work and historical records. This five book series by wayne may contains valuable information about book of mormon archaeology, native american oral history, and church history. Wayne may from ancient american magazine how do thousands of native american archeological sites support the book of mormon. In the first case, there is a representation of early christians in the americas, and in the second, examples of the very script of the anthon transcript. Mays book, and the archaeology of the region, require that the adena and the.
They show wayne may, melancon i think, a camera crew, and a gaggle of volunteers excavating in a field. Parallels of the hopewell culture as described by william c. The smithsonian institution has never used the book of mormon in any way as a scientific guide. When they say directly support, they typically mean that they are looking for a direct corroboration, such as the presence of the name nephi or zarahemla in association with ancient. Some members of the mormon church have made fantastic claims about archaeologists using the book of mormon. Book of mormon archaeology in north america a lecture may, wayne n. Book of mormon geography in north america wayne may. Hidden north american archaeology and native america. Coe here intentionally avoid archeologyand the real worldby seeking to keep the argument strictly within the text itself, by reinterpreting the book of mormon, by saying that the book of mormon didnt really mean what it says that horse doesnt mean horse, cow doesnt mean cow, elephant doesnt mean. Smithsonian archeologists see no direct connection between the archeology of the new world and the subject matter of the book. Ryan fisher and wayne may will be guiding an exploration of the archaeology of the hopewell mounds, ancient cities and. First published in 1830, the book of mormon tells of the transoceanic migrations of two ancient near eastern peoples to the americas. Mills, chief archaeologist of ohio, with the book of mormon.
Two of the most prevalent claims for the book of mormon are, there is much archaeological proof to the book of mormon, and the american indians are descendants of israelites who came to america as described in the book of mormon. Taken from the new dvd touring book of mormon lands in north america. Firm foundation when we find zarahemla we will have the. If the book is accurate, archaeologists would expect to find numerous pieces of hard evidence in central america that confirm the presence of these societies. Book of mormon archaeology in north america wanyes. Wayne is author of four books on the subject of book of mormon archaeology in north america. Finding zarahemla evidence book of mormon evidence. Book of mormon archeology exploration with ryan fisher and wayne may an adventure in to the book of mormon. In this uncommon, selfpublished work the author with the help of singing and dancing sensation, donny osmond. No direct geographical, archaeological or any other scientific field supports fictional narratives. It is a common claim by critics that there is absolutely no archaeological evidence to support the book of mormon. He is a 36 year convert to the lds church and has served in four branch presidencies, three elder quorum presidencies, seminary instructor, gospel doctrine instructor, veil worker at the st.
The nowdefunct webpage for the project proclaimed that a professional. The official program of the expo on page stated the following. This page is about the book of mormon geography by wayne may, the founder of ancient american magazine and author of this land book series. The first of these peoples, called jaredites, are supposed to have come to. Wayne is author of four books on the subject of book of mormon archaeology in. The book of mormon shows that the promised land for the nephites and. Wayne may, publisher of ancient american magazine narrates. Archaeology itself can be divided and subdivided into numerous disciplines. Book of mormon archaeology in north america wanyes intro.
Archaeological science versus claims of the book of mormon. The excavation at the purported site of the zarahemla temple, which i first wrote about here, has apparently already taken place. Wayne may true book of mormon geography lands western. I, like brother may, have always agreed with hugh nibley and joseph smith that the united states of america was the place of the nephites and the great lakes native americans were the. Wayne may book of mormon archaeology in north america. Five compelling archeological evidences for the book of mormon.
Lost civilizations of north america documentary4, deborah bolnick on haplogroup x. These traditions truly conflict with the book of mormon, the word of god, so the heartland model can be. Jul 20, 2016 wayne gives firesides to members and nonmembers alike, wherever he is invited to present. View the original article at the book of mormon resources blog. The nephites would spend 400 years in the land of nephi which wayne may suggests would have been the north georgia mountains and tennesee valley. When they say directly support, they typically mean that they are looking for a direct corroboration, such as the presence of the name nephi or zarahemla in association with. Nov 19, 2016 the photos were posted over a period of several days in may of 2015. This compilation of groundbreaking book of mormon articles is selected from over fifty years of lds scholarship published by byu studies. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. On subsequent days, the story was picked up by other major media outlets such as bbc, washington post, npr, the new york times, and. The material below covers the geography of the book of mormon in north america. Wayne may describes independent archaeologicalevidence confirming book of mormon dates and cultures among the cherokee, iroquois. Kevin price at book of mormon conference april 2020.
According to joseph smith and subsequent presidents and apostles of the lds church, the geographical extent of book of mormon lands included virtually all of north and south america. Wayne may distorts facts about hill cumorah book of mormon. The book of mormon describes migrations of people from the middle east to central america, and further describes some features of their civilizations in the new world. Unsurprisingly, the photos do not show the discovery or excavation of a 20 wooden wall associated with a burned temple.
He said there was a book deposited written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. Watch presentations about american archaeology and its parallels to the book of mormon civilizations. Presentation given at the ancient american conference, salt lake city, ut march 31, 2011. Author, historian, and explorer wayne may will demonstrate similar parallels between two distinct ancient cultures of north america and will match them with the jaredites and the nephites. Book of mormon conference help wayne may find zarahemla. The evidence that has been compiled in the last 10 years is quite fantastic, if you have never seen it before. At least they are not wed in reality since no book of mormon location is known with reference to modern topography. Brother may, just discovered your work on you tube it is amazing there are two problems for me. I have listened attentively to his fireside presentation and watched in amazement as he almost mesmerized his audience with tall tales and misrepresentations of what the book of mormon states. Wayne may book of mormon archaeology lds archaeology. Bennett suggests that the word horse in the book of mormon may have referred to a different animal, such as a tapir. His ultimate desire is to help find the great city. Help wayne may find zarahemla donate here scanning for that great city zarahemla we. Wayne may on book of mormon archeology joseph smith foundation.
Mar 26, 2016 wayne may book of mormon lectures confirmed evidence in north america below are links to videos videos of lectures by wayne may describing secularly confirmed evidence of the book of mormon peoples on the north american continent. I was watching several lectures on the book of mormon by wayne may which discussed ancient american archeology and genetic migration and was just blown away. This is the battlefield tour youve been waiting for. This volume features articles on archaeological and anthropological aspects of the book of mormon, such as the use of the wheel in ancient america, hagoth and the polynesian tradition, the mulekites, ancient writing in the americas, and the use of metal. I couldnt possibly cover every book of mormon correlation in one sitting. T he book of mormon is advertized by the church of jesus christ of latterday saints as another testament of jesus christ and specifically of the account of his supposed visit to the american continent the book of mormon, 3 nephi 11. Is there any archeological evidence that the events in the. The volume has long invited scrutiny from all branches of science. I attended the workshop listed as book of mormon archaeology in north america. Together they publish the quarterly magazine ancient american which has been in continuous print for 17 years and covers the precolumbian americas. The book of mormon is really there so one can have book of mormon studies, and archaeology is really there so one can study archaeology, but the two are not wed.
Wayne may on ancient american artifacts joseph smith foundation. The church is neutral on this, but i will give you what i believe from the archaological evidence i have studied and what i think may have happened during christs coming to earth. Wayne may, with a heart for the book of mormon, has been working on ancient american history for 30 years and has surprised all the experts year after year with new findings by proving the existence of millions of native americans living on this soil with their wars and their religion. Implied are the coverup by the smithsonian institute in the name of manifest destiny. Wayne may distorts facts about hill cumorah book of. Lost history, lost civilizations, learn the answers, see the proof and lets discover together the lost history of pre columbus america, and all the great civilizations some larger than rome in their day. The latest archaeology information on the lands of the book of mormon in north america. Wayne may book of mormon geography in north america. And to be less sardonic about the matter, this is also why direct evidence actually can sometimes di. Mormon traditions would have us believe that the book of mormon took place in the heartland and in new york. A convert of 46 years, wayne was born and raised in wisconsin. Wayne may, author and publisher of ancient american magazine now in its 25th year of print, continues to fill its pages with new and past discoveries in the americas.
Book of mormon archaeology in north america dvdrom january 1, 2010 by wayne n. Wayne gives firesides to members and nonmembers alike, wherever he is invited to present. Church of jesus christ of latter day saints odessa 4th ward family. A response to wayne may book of mormon archaeology in. Supporting evidences of the book of mormon are broadly identifiable. Book of mormon archaeology in north america home facebook.
Book of mormon evidence in american archaeology wayne may. Book of mormon archaeology in north america book of mormon evidence june 22, 2016. Wayne and kristine are the parents of seven children, and grandparents to sixteen. This view, whose most influential proponent is brigham young university archaeologist john l. Mar 26, 2016 the material below covers the geography of the book of mormon in north america. Both of the examples are so remarkable that they would appear to be conclusive proof of the book of mormon. On attending the hill cumorah pageant i looked around the field and thought something is wrong one million or more people could not have had a battle on this plain. Wayne may on book of mormon archeology joseph smith. Book of mormon archaeology and anthropology byu studies.
I have watched more than 20 hours of wayne may book of mormon lecture videos and conversed with both wayne may and rod meldrum in person. On february 1, 2018, national geographic broke a story about some incredible new discoveries in mesoamerican archaeology using new technology. The heartland model of the lands of the book of mormon has been promoted since 2004 by rod meldrum and wayne may even before that. The scientific search for nephite remains mormons in. Ryan fisher and wayne may will be guiding an exploration of the archaeology of the hopewell mounds, ancient cities and forts featured in season one and two of the tv series. In order to remove these inherent improbabilities and attempt to salvage the credibility of the book of mormon, a number of modern mormon scholars have proposed several variations of a new approach to book of mormon geography, usually called the limited geography theory. Members of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints lds church and other denominations of the latter day saint movement generally believe that the book of mormon describes ancient historical events in the americas, but historians and archaeologists. In fact, several mormon organizations have been founded in order to prove.
When is comes to gaining gospel knowledge, it is best have your spiritual feast along with a temporal one. According to the church of jesus christ of latterday saints mormon church, the book of mormon is a divinely inspired revelation that is complimentary to the bible. For example, one letter written by a prominent mormon, dated may 3, 1936, maintained that the book of mormon was used by the government to unravel the problem of the aborigines. He has been presenting information on the topic of north americas archaeological data since 1994 which demonstrates how it applies to the book of mormon timeline. This tour has been years in the making as we have searched out ancient remains of indian forts that date to nephite times located around the hill cumorah battlefield. Apr 23, 2020 wayne may, with a heart for the book of mormon, has been working on ancient american history for 30 years and has surprised all the experts year after year with new findings by proving the existence of millions of native americans living on this soil with their wars and their religion. Since the publication of the book of mormon in 1830, mormon archaeologists have attempted to find archaeological evidence to support it. Wayne may book of mormon geography in north america wayne may speaks at 2. Attempt to prove the veracity of the events of the book of mormon using archeology and the mesoamerican historical record.1219 148 1449 582 883 543 1106 351 507 583 174 1325 372 1350 935 126 588 776 686 1417 41 751 1470 810 1332 129 397 660 974 368 203 429 871 1444 399 231 275