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|Year of Publication
|Sorenson, John L.
|Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
|Type of Article
|Ancient America; DNA; Genetics; Mesoamerica; Oaths; Polynesia; Secret Combinations
Recent genetic studies indicate that Polynesians were connected to ancient America.
Careful reading of native sources led European scholar Michel Graulich to conclude that pre-Columbian Americans held beliefs that may arise out of the Christian tradition. Whether he or those he opposes are correct, the caution to allow more than one interpretative stance remains appropriate.
Interpretations of scriptural history are possibly “contingent upon the theoretical inclinations” of the investigators.
The historical process of the Anufo people of the Ivory Coast territory suggests how “robbers” or “secret societies” could have grown to be players on the sociopolitical scene in Mesoamerica.
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