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Anthropology and Archaeology

Book of Mormon Archaeology and Anthropology

Author Various Authors, Compiler BYU Studies Staff,
This compilation of groundbreaking Book of Mormon articles is selected from over fifty years of LDS scholarship published by BYU Studies. 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 plates... Read more

"In the Land of the Chaldeans": The Search for Abraham's Homeland Revisited

Readers of the Bible discover that Abraham was the son of a certain Terah and claimed "Ur of the Chaldeans" as his home (Gen. 11:28). Many scholars identify modern Tell el-Muqayyar in southern Iraq as Abraham's Ur. Stephen Smoot first looks at what Genesis says about Abraham and his sojourns throughout Mesopotamia and Syria. He provides a brief history of the excavation of Tell el-Muqayyar and... Read more