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TitleThe Stone Box
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1966
AuthorsCheesman, Paul R.
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number10
Pagination876–878, 900
Date PublishedOctober 1966
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Ancient America – South America; Archaeology; Cement Box; Gold Plates; Recordkeeping

Prior to Joseph Smith’s encounter with the stone box that contained the gold plates, no record existed that described the stone boxes of antiquity. The author includes descriptions of various stone boxes that have subsequently been found in Central and South America.