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TitleAmerican Antiquities
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1846
AuthorsPriest, Josiah
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number5
Date Published1 March 1846
KeywordsAncient America–North America; Archaeology; Fortifications; Forts (Book of Mormon); Metallurgy; Mound Builders

Large pyramids and mounds discovered in the eastern United States are described in this article. Several references are cited confirming the use of metal in antiquity. The author quotes Book of Mormon descriptions of Moroni’s fortifications to show how recent discoveries support the Book of Mormon.