Archaeology and Cumorah Questions

TitleArchaeology and Cumorah Questions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsClark, John E.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination144-151, 174
KeywordsAncient America; Archaeology; Cumorah; Hill Cumorah

The archaeology of New York—and specifically the Hill Cumorah—is persuasive evidence that Book of Mormon peoples did not live in that region. By implication, the Cumorah of the golden plates is not the Cumorah of the final battles—Mormon’s hill and Moroni’s hill are not one and the same. These conclusions follow from a few basic points and assumptions that the author explores in this article.