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It was cancelled shortly before it was to have been taken place. Inscriptions: Some Mormons have promoted some records and inscriptions such as the "Bat Creek Stone, the Kinderhook Plates, the Newark Stones and the Phoenician Ten Commandments." All were pious forgeries.

A major battle occurred between the Nephites and Lamanites at the Hill Comorah in 385 CE.It seems to have been in response to a rumor that the Smithsonian had used the Book of Mormon as an archaeological guide book.Their letter says, in part: "..of the principal Old World domesticated food plants or animals (except the dog) occurred in the New World in pre-Columbian times."There are extensive and impressive evidences for the authenticity of the Book of Mormon as an ancient document dealing with real people and places, contrary to the endlessly and mindlessly repeated mantras of anti-Mormons." Statement by Jef Lindsay "Archeologists and other scholars have long probed the hemisphere's past and the society does not know of anything found so far that has substantiated the Book of Mormon." Statement by the National Geographic Society " in the scriptureswhether the Bible or the Book of Mormonmust rest upon something other than scholarly consensus and archaeological evidence... experts are reluctant even to be identified with the topic." J. Sorenson, Brigham Young University, 1966 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.Ultimately, God will reveal what is true in such matters and we must trust him for our answers." The Newsletter of the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS), 1997-OCT"It can be stated definitely that there is no connection between the archeology of the New World and the subject matter of the Book of Mormon. Roberts, Jr, Smithsonian Institution, 1951"As long as Mormons generally are willing to be fooled by (and pay for) the uninformed, uncritical drivel about archaeology and the scriptures which predominates, the few L. 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: metal objects; writing in Hebrew and Egyptian, remains of old-world plants, animals from Palestine, etc. However, they have all been subsequently shown to be pious forgeries.He reasoned that if the validity of the Book could be proven, then countless individuals would flock to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), as the true Christian church.

He was convinced that the Book of Mormon was an accurate historical document and that it would be relatively easy to uncover artifacts to prove its validity. As each year passed, the Foundation's scientists were unable to find any evidence that would support the Book of Mormon.

American Indians had no wheat, barley, oats, millet, rice, cattle, pigs, chickens, horses, donkeys, camels before 1492." "Reports of findings of ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and other Old World writings in the New World in pre-Columbian contexts have frequently appeared...

None of these claims has stood up to examination by reputable scholars."With his limited education, the Mormon founder Joseph Smith could not have written the Book of Mormon because its extensive use of Hebraic names and expressions would have been beyond his ability to write."The Book of Mormon [sic] patterns of seasonal warfare, festival celebrations at certain times of the year, religious gatherings, travels, kingship coronations, political turmoil as well as warfare, the keeping of records, natural calamities" all agree with the archaeological record.

The NWAF "failed to find evidence to prove the Book of Mormon, and the man who organized it...ended up losing his faith in the church." DNA evidence: Genetic and blood testing studies have found that Native Americans are related closely to the inhabitants of Siberia and not to the ancient Israelites, as the Book of Mormon states. Murphy, 35, is chairperson of the anthropology department at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA.

He wrote a chapter in the anthology "American Apocrypha" in which he uses genetic data to discredit the Book of Mormon's claim that American Natives are heathen descendents of ancient Israelites. 1000." Although there are remains of Natives who made use of meteoric iron and native copper, there are no indications that Natives smelted metals during the time interval covered by the Book of Mormon.

However, their arrival date in the new world was about 10,000 BCE or earlier.