This section presents my Book of Mormon archaeology Continental Model. Laid out to me through many inspiring dreams, visions and research.
Given the infighting and lack of consensus concerning archeological and geographical evidence for the Book of Mormon, I certainly don’t blame those who dismiss the text as just another spiritualist channeling without a solid basis in history. I’d likely be in the same boat were it not for the unique experiences I’ve had with the text, which laid out its truth and this completely unique model. Apart from this model, I’ve found that the popular Eastern Heartland and Limited Mesoamerican Models out there seem to conflict with the overall population & cultural scope and internal model of the Book of Mormon (as I’ve delineated in this article). However, this unique continental geography model overcomes those limiting issues as it essentially matches every major Book of Mormon city and culture with essentially the biggest and most influential archaeological sites, cultures, migrations and societal collapses on the ancient North American continent (in the way the book seems to portray). Its also the ONLY model that truly aligns with both general areas of Joseph Smith’s continental model. It also explains many of the cultural anachronisms, 19th century religious overtones, and KJV biblical quotes by comparing the translation process to other forms of spiritual mediumship used by a few other inspired American religious works of the 1800’s. (See Oahspe, Urantia Bible, or the other texts featured in my channeled texts section. Also see the Kolbrin and Ixtlilxochitl’s translations of Aztec Codices for truly amazing analogs to the Book of Mormon translation).
With this view of Book of Mormon archaeology the text just seems to ‘fit’ with many of the most obvious and significant cultural events in the archaeological record. Things such as the appearance of hieroglyphic-like writing, stone pyramids. Or the rise of the continents largest empire Teotihuacan. Or the sequential collapse of essentially EVERY major culture on the continent. (Teotihuacan, Mixtec, Hopewell or more likely the Toltec, Chichimec, Ancestral Puebloan/Anasazi, Cahokia and Early Mississippian cultures around the alternate radiocarbon dates of 1050-1150 AD.)
This model suggests that most secular and LDS scholars have overlooked many of these surprising correlations because of misunderstandings of two textual issues that ancient historians were typically quite bad at. These being keeping & interpreting perfect ancient timelines–and understanding the exact shoreline geography of regions where few explorers ventured. Both these issues I explain at length in the following articles; giving two possible explanations on why a few of the Book of Mormon event dates don’t match with the radiocarbon dates (mostly after the Time of Christ). One being a timeline lacuna/gap by Book of Mormon authors and the other being a possible needed radiocarbon date correction because of the excess radiocarbon marine reservoir effect caused by a massive comet and/or CME hitting the Pacific Ocean around the start of the Christian era. (much like the smaller documented 774 AD event)
And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God -Title page/Mormon 8:17
Use this interactive Map to explorer the archaeological sights on North America. This map draws from an extensive database of North American Meso-american and Paleo-Indian sights. Slide the time-slider to animate the map showing sites as they are settled and abandoned.
This application is still under construction. It dynamically walks the user through the Book of Mormon Narrative using an interactive map application which show both archaeological sites as well as their Book of Mormon analogs. Simply click the arrows to advance through the tabs and images to understand how current archaeological findings correlate with the Book of Mormon narrative. (old version)