One of the minor themes presented during the recent Ancient American History Conference was about pre-Columbian evidence of mining and mineral extraction. Post-Columbus there was a ton of Spanish mining activity in Utah. One of the books I picked up at the conference is “Out of the Dust: Utah’s Lost Mines and Hidden Treasures” by […]
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http://www.mormontimes.com/article/20679/Ancient-gold-plates-in-Mesoamerica Nothing new here. Don’t forget the Padilla plates.
http://www.mormontimes.com/article/20739/Hiding-from-archaeologists Orson Scott Card makes a great point in this article. Another potential reason… maybe the Nephites were in the land of the lower 48? I know, I know, there’s no narrow neck of land….. but, there’s a theory for everything.
Good article on looting. http://www.hcn.org/issues/369/17663 Read Craig Child’s book, House of Rain.
A 1995 article about the exploits and conviction of an Anasazi looter. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/11/02/us/in-the-indian-southwest-heritage-takes-a-hit.html?src=pm
Interesting connection between meth addicts/dealers and compulsive relic hunting. http://crosscut.com/2008/10/12/mossback/18561/Indiana-Jones%2C-meth-addict/
March 31 -April 1 I’m enjoying the presentations being given at the 2nd Annual Ancient American History Conference, Seeking the Origins of Native Americans. You can read my notes on the conference presentations here. I have long been aware of the two main schools of thought regarding Book of Mormon geography: The predominant Mesoamerican school […]
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/18/obama-eyeing-millions-wild-acres-national-monuments/ Note that the San Rafael Swell and Cedar Mesa are candidates: http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/021810_monumentlist.pdf I spent many Easter Sundays growing up, out on the San Rafael Swell. Rolling Easter eggs down the Mussintuchit sand dune. Rolling eggs is a tradition started by pioneers. The desert was the only place warm enough to camp that early in […]
This past weekend was a bit of a whirlwind. I flew to Utah on Thursday night, rented a car and drove down to see the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. I was curious about the Daybreak planned community and checked out the information office. That night I stayed with some distant cousins who are lot more like […]