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Nephites among the Epi-Olmec in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, ca. 100 BC to AD 400
|Title||Nephites among the Epi-Olmec in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, ca. 100 BC to AD 400|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Andersen, Joe V.|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Geography; Mesoamerica; Nephite; Olmec|
This article will discuss an interesting theory that correlates those Nephites who migrated into the Jaredite land northward— the Isthmus of Tehuantepec— via the west sea (Pacific) corridor with a recently discovered language/culture that inhabited the isthmus from about 100 BC to AD 500 known as the Epi-Olmec, meaning “after Olmec.” The article will also show a brief overview of the Mesoamerican language system and how it probably had a common beginning prior to ca. 2000 BC.