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TitleWho Were the Mayas?
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1940
AuthorsM. Jakeman, Wells
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number2
Pagination78–79, 117, 119–120
Date PublishedFebruary 1940
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Ancient America – South America; Archaeology; Native Americans – Maya; Pre-Columbian American History

This article recounts some of the archaeological discoveries found in Central and South American sites that date before the advent of the Aztecs and the Mayas. Archaeological exploration and the Book of Mormon provide clues as to the origin of the Maya people.