Book of Mormon Stories Unearthed – Bibliography

[1] Ancient Maya
Sharer, Robert J.; The Ancient Maya, Fifth Edition; University of Stanford Press, 1994.

[2] Ancient Kingdoms
Davies, Nigel; The Ancient Kingdoms of Mexico; Penguin Books, London, 1982.

[3] Ancient Mexico
Ekholm, Gordon F.; Ancient Mexico and Central America; The American Museum of Natural History, Dexter Press, West Nyack, New York, 1970.

[4] Atlas
Coe, Michael, Dean Snow, and Elizabeth Benson; Atlas of Ancient America; Facts on File, New York, 1986.

[5] Aztatlan
Barajas, Lourdes Gonzalez and Jose Carlos Beltran Medina; “La Tradicion Aztatlan;” UNIR, Ciencia, Tecnologia, Sociedad y Cultura; Revista Trimestral de Vinulacion de la Universidad Autonoma de Nayarit: www.uan.mx/uan/publicaciones/unir/no14/el.html; Volume 14, 2000.

[6] Barra
Lowe, Gareth W.; The Early Preclassic Barra Phase, A Review with New Data; Paper #38; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1975.

[7] Biology
Levine, Joseph S. and Kenneth R. Miller; Biology, Discovering Life; D.C. Heath and Company, Lexington, Massachusetts, 1991.

[8] Biology of Plants
Raven, Peter H., Ray F. Evert and Susan E. Eichhorn; Biology of Plants, Fifth Edition; Worth Publishers, 1992.

[9] BofM Evidences
Farnsworth, Dewey; Book of Mormon Evidences in Ancient America; Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1953.

[10] Bull Brook1
Byers, D.S.; Bull Brook – A Fluted Point Site in Ipswich, Massachusetts; Society for American Archaeology, American Antiquity, Vol. 19, No. 4, Salt Lake City, 1954.

[11] Bull Brook2
Byers, D.S.; Additional Information on the Bull Brook Site; Society for American Archaeology, American Antiquity, Vol. 20, No. 3, Salt Lake City, 1955.

[12] Casas Grandes
DiPeso, Charles C.; Casas Grandes, A Fallen Trading Center of the Gran Chichimeca, Volume 2; The Amerind Foundation, Northland Press, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1974.

[13] Chiapas #8
Lowe, Agrinier, Mason, Hicks, and Rozaire; Excavations at Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico, Paper #8; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1960.

[14] Chiapas #9
Lowe, Agrinier, Mason, Hicks, and Rozaire; Excavations at Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas Mexico, Paper #9; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1960.

[15] Chiapas #10
Lowe, Agrinier, Mason, Hicks, and Rozaire; Excavations at Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas Mexico, Paper #10; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1960.

[16] Chiapas #12
Lowe, Agrinier, Mason, Hicks, and Rozaire; Excavations at Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas Mexico, Paper #12; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1960.

[17] Chiapas #13
Lowe, Agrinier, Mason, Hicks, and Rozaire; Excavations at Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas Mexico, Paper #13; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1960.

[18] Chiapas Artifacts
Lee, Thomas A.; Artifacts of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico, Paper #26; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1969.

[19] Chiapas Burials
Agrinier, Pierre and Gareth W. Lowe; The Archaeological Burials at Chiapa de Corzo and Their Furniture, Paper #16; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1964.

[20] Chiapas Excavations
Lowe, Agrinier, Mason, Hicks, and Rozaire; Excavations at Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico; Paper # 13; New World Archaeological Foundation, BYU, Provo, 1960.

[21] Colima
Messmacher, Miguel; Colima; Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia de la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, Mexico, 1966.

[22] Cowdery
Cowdery, Oliver; Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, July 1835. Reprinted in The Times and Seasons 2; 1841, pg. 379 and also The Improvement Era 2; 1899, pg. 729-734 (See Sorenson pg. 372).

[23] Dixie
Larson, Andrew Karl; I Was Called to Dixie, The Virgin River Basin: Unique Experiences in Mormon Pioneering; The Dixie College Foundation, St. George, Utah, 1961.

[24] Diffusion
Ford, James A.; A Comparison of Formative Cultures in the Americas, Diffusion or the Psychic Unity of Man; Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1969.

[25] Early Bronze
Hennessy, J.B.; The Foreign Relations of Palestine during the Early Bronze; Colt Archaeological Institute, Bernard Quaritch, 1967.

[26] Earth
Hamblin, W. Kenneth and Eric H. Christiansen; Earth’s Dynamics Systems, 7th Edition; Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1995.

[27] Evidences
Yorgason, Brenton G.; Little Known Evidences of the Book of Mormon; Covenant Communications, American Fork, Utah, 1989.

[28] Evolution
Strickberger, Monroe W.; Evolution, Second Edition; Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1996.

[29] Fielding
Smith, Joseph Fielding; “Where is the Hill Cumorah?” The Church News, Sept 10, 1938 (See Sorenson pg. 388-389).

[30] Fossil Snakes
Holman, J. Alan; Fossil Snakes of North America, Origin, Evolution, Distribution, Paleoecology; Indiana University Press, 2000.

[31] Geology
Hamblin, W. Kenneth; Introduction to Physical Geology, 2nd Edition; Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1994.

[32] Gods and Symbols
Miller, Mary and Karl Taube; An Illustrated Dictionary of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya; Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, 1993.

[33] Grolier
The 1997 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia; Grolier Interactive, Inc.; Grolier Incorporated, 1997.

[34] Hancock
Hancock, Mosiah Lyman, Autobiography; The Life Story of Mosiah Hancock; mimeographed volume, BYU Library, 1844 (See Sorenson pg. 376).

[35] Ice Age
Sutcliffe, Anthony J.; On the Track of Ice Age Mammals; British Museum (Natural History), London, England, 1985.

[36] Israel
Bright, John; A History of Israel, 3rd Edition; Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1981.

[37] Kelley
Kelley, J. Charles and Carroll L. Riley; The North Mexican Frontier, Readings in Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Ethnography; edited by Basil C. Hedrick; Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1971.

[38] La Quemada
Nelson, Ben A.; “Chronology and Stratigraphy at La Quemada, Zacatecas, Mexico;” Journal of Field Archaeology; Volume 24, pg. 85-109, 1997.

[39] Maya
Coe, Michael D.; The Maya, 6th Edition; Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1999.

[40] Mayas
Hines, Richard; Washington State University Website; Webpage on the Mayas written by Richard Hines: www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/CIVAMRCA/MAYAS.HTM; 1999.

[41] Mediterranean
Trump, D.H.; “The Prehistory of the Mediterranean”; Yale University Press, 1980.

[42] Mexican History
Meyer, Michael C. and William L. Sherman; The Course of Mexican History, Fifth Edition; Oxford University Press, New York, 1995.

[43] Mexico
Coe, Michael D.; Mexico, From the Olmecs to the Aztecs, 4th Edition; Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1994.

[44] McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 8th Edition; Volume 15, “Radiocarbon Dating”; McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1997.

[45] Mokaya
Clark, John E. and Michael Blake; “Los Mokayas”; La Poblacion Indigena de Chiapas; compiled by Victor Manuel Esponda; Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas, 1993.

[46] Morelos
Hirth, Kenneth and Jorge Angulo Villasenor; “Early State Expansion in Central Mexico: Teotihuacan in Morelos;” Journal of Field Archaeology; Volume 8, pg. 135-150, 1981.

[47] Mortuary Practices
Ravesloot, John C.; Mortuary Practices and Social Differentiation at Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico; University of Arizona Press, Tuscon, Arizona, 1988.

[48] Mysteries
Mysteries of the Ancient Americas, The New World before Columbus; Readers Digest, Pleasantville, New York 1986.

[49] Neolithic
Singh, Purushottam; “Neolithic Cultures of Western Asia”; Seminar Press, 1974.

[50] Noble
Noble, C.S. and J.J. Naughton; Science; Volume ??; “Deep-Ocean Basalts: Inert Gas Content and Uncertainties in Age Dating”; ??.

[51] North America A-1
Bally, A.W., C.R. Scotese and M.I. Ross; Chapter 1, “North America; Plate-tectonic setting and tectonic elements”; The Geology of North America, Volume A, The Geology of North America—An overview; Geological Society of America, 1989.

[52] North America A-9
Zoltan de Cserna; Chapter 9, “An outline of the geology of Mexico”; The Geology of North America, Volume A, The Geology of North America—An overview; Geological Society of America, 1989.

[53] North America A-11
Donnelly, Thomas W.; Chapter 11, “Geologic history of the Caribbean and Central America”; The Geology of North America, Volume A, The Geology of North America—An overview; Geological Society of America, 1989.

[54] People
Fagan, Brian M.; People of the Earth, An Introduction to World Prehistory, Eighth Edition; HarperCollins College Publishers, New York, 1995.

[55] Pratt
Pratt, Orson; Millenial Star; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, June 16, 1866 (See Sorenson pg. 378-379).

[56] Prehistory
Jennings, Jesse D.; Prehistory of North America, 3rd Edition; Mayfield Publishing Company, California, 1989.

[57] River
CH2MHill, and JE Fuller/Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc.; River Stability Study, Virgin River, Santa Clara River, and Fort Pierce Wash, Vicinity of St. George, Utah; City of St. George, December 1996.

[58] Scientific America
Wong, Kate and Olga Soffer; The Caveman’s New Clothes, From What They Wore to How They Hunted: Overturning the Threadbare Reconstruction of Ice Age Cultures; Scientific America, November 2000, pg. 32-34.

[59] Sierra Madre
Jackson, Donald Dale and Peter Wood; The Sierra Madre, the American Wilderness; Time Life Books, New York; Time, Inc., 1975.

[60] Sorenson
Sorenson, John L.; The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book; The Foundation for Ancient Research & Mormon Studies (FARMS), Provo, 1992.

[61] SW Indians
Barnes, F.A. and Michaelene Pendleton; Canyon Country Prehistoric Indians, Their Cultures, Ruins, Artifacts and Rock Art; Wasatch Publishers, Salt Lake City, 1979.

[62] Talmage
Talmage, James E.; Articles of Faith; Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, 1984.

[63] Teotihuacan
Pettennude, Paul E.; Teotihuacan; INAH, website: copan.bioz.unibas.ch/meso/teotihuacan.txt, 1998.

[64] T&S
Smith, Joseph or John Taylor; Times and Seasons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Nauvoo, 1839-1844.

[65] TJS
Smith, Joseph Fielding; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith; Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, 1976.

[66] Toltecs
Healan, Dan M.; Tula of the Toltecs: Excavations and Survey; University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1989.

[67] Tula
Diehl, Richard A.; Tula, The Toltec Capital of Ancient Mexico; Thames and Hudson, London, 1983.

[68] Underfoot
Sharp, Robert P. and Allen F. Glazner; Geologu Underfoot in Southern California; Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, Montana, 1993.

[69] USGS
USGS Website on Volcanoes and Volcanics of North America: www.vulcan.wr.usgs.gov; See sections on “Index to Volcanoes of the World” and “America’s Volcanic Past, National Parks and Monuments”; 2001.

[70] Utah
Hintze, Lehi F.; Geologic History of Utah; Brigham Young University, Provo, 1988.

[71] Warfare
LeBlanc, Steven A.; Prehistoric Warfare in the American Southwest; The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1999.

[72] World Book
Hay, William W.; “Special Report- Atmospheric Science: Probing the History of Climate Change”; Science Year 2001, The World Book Annual Science Supplement, A Review of Science and Technology During the 2000 School Year Pages 42-55; World Book, Inc., Chicago, 2000.

[73] Zacatecas
Paper by the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH) in Mexico on the site of Alta Vista in Zacatecas: www.logicnet.com.mx/~zac450/chalch_i.html; 1998.

[74] Zapotec
Flannery, Kent V. and Joyce Marcus; Zapotec Civilization, How Urban Society Evolved in Mexico’s Oaxaca Valley; Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1996.

[75] Zoology
Hickman, Cleveland P., Jr.; Roberts, Larry S.; and Larson, Allan; “Integrated Principles of Zoology, Ninth Edition”; Mosby-Year Book, 1993.

 

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

Following is a selection of books which have superb information on their selective topics and which should be available at a local library or bookstore (or the internet) for those wanting to learn more.  A complete bibliography of all referenced books, papers, and articles follows.  In both bibliographies I have first given the nickname used for the book in the paper’s references.

 

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1981.

The Book of Mormon is referenced more than any other book in this paper.  It is the key to all of our research and it was the key to discovering the Bible.  Any research that any scholar in any subject undertakes must have the foundation of the scriptures or it will go astray.  We highly recommend the Book of Mormon and the Bible to all persons wanting to do research.

 

The Bible

The Holy Bible; King James Version; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1979.

The Bible was used extensively in studying the archaeology of the Old World.  It would have been impossible to discover these correlations and put order to the archaeological work being done in the Old World without the Bible.  We highly recommend its use for anyone seeking to better understand the history and archaeology of the Old World.

 

Zapotec

Flannery, Kent V. and Joyce Marcus; Zapotec Civilization, How Urban Society Evolved in Mexico’s Oaxaca Valley; Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1996.

This is an excellent book on the Valley of Oaxaca which we believe to be the land of Manti.  The authors have compiled many varieties of research over the history of the valley and have done an excellent job of interpreting their findings as well as comparing them to events taking place in nearby areas of Mesoamerica.

 

Prehistory

Jennings, Jesse D.; Prehistory of North America, 3rd Edition; Mayfield Publishing Company, California, 1989.

This book covers the entire history of North America.  Its information on the PaleoIndians and Archaic Cultures is excellent in studying the Jaredites.  He discusses actual sites from across the continent and explains what they really found without excessive personal interpretation which allows the reader to make valuable comparisons to the scriptures.  The information on the later cultures is fair but I found other texts that were more complete and gave more detailed information.

 

Maya

Coe, Michael D.; The Maya, 6th Edition; Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1999.

Very good general overview of the Mayan Culture [Lamanites].  It is especially useful in the Post-Christ periods.  It shows the broad trends and culture wide events well but was too vague to be useful in the complicated Pre-Christian events.

 

Mexico

Coe, Michael D.; Mexico, From the Olmecs to the Aztecs, 4th Edition; Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1994.

Very good general overview of the Mexican Highland Cultures [Nephites].  It also has a fair section on the Olmecs [Amulonites].  It is especially useful in the Post-Christ periods.  It shows the broad trends and culture wide events well but was too vague to show the intricacies of Pre-Christian events.

 

Warfare

LeBlanc, Steven A.; Prehistoric Warfare in the American Southwest; The University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1999.

Very good review of the final wars of the Nephites in the American Southwest.  All of the Southwestern Cultures (Anasazi, Mogollon, Hohokam, etc.) are reviewed and the equivalent trends well documented.  From the first arrival in Shem to the final line of defense LeBlanc has researched and documented the manner and movements of the Nephite desolation.

 

Gods and Symbols

Miller, Mary and Karl Taube; An Illustrated Dictionary of The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya; Thames and Hudson Ltd., London, 1993.

Nice basic dictionary of the many names scholars have given the Mesoamerican gods and the peoples’ cultural symbols.  Has some information on legends and beliefs.  Quite comprehensive.

 

Israel

Bright, John; A History of Israel, 3rd Edition; Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1981.

Very good overview of the history of Israel.  The author is obviously convinced that the Bible is not accurate and this bias comes through repeatedly.  However, he has been very thorough in his research and the movements and artifacts are presented in a way that those who really know the Bible can sort out the chronology with the help of our revised timeline.  Information is spotty on cultures up to the Assyrian conquest but very detailed afterward.

 

Grolier

The 1997 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia; Grolier Interactive, Inc.; Grolier Incorporated, 1997.

All electronic encyclopedias seem to have their own best subjects.  Grolier is an excellent general source for scientific subjects such as archaeology, geology, botany, evolution and the like.  We used it extensively in getting a broad understanding of subjects we were researching and to help us know what subjects to pursue in the library.

 

Geology

Hamblin, W. Kenneth; Introduction to Physical Geology, 2nd Edition; Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1994.

Very good basic overview of geology.  Is not a geologic history book but the information is still all there, it just comes in bits and pieces throughout the book.  Very good maps and pictures to aid one in studying geology in any region.