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Ancient Writing in the Americas
|Title||Ancient Writing in the Americas|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1972|
|Authors||Cheesman, Paul R.|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Ancient America; Mesoamerica; Writing System|
After approximately 140 years, public and scholarly opinion are finally beginning to concede the possibility that writing did indeed exist among the ancient Americans. While I have been waiting for this shift to occur among those who don’t have the Mormons’ axe to grind, I have been collecting every available evidence to support my belief in the existence of such writing. My own findings and the findings of others not only establish the fact that writing did exist in ancient America, but they also indicate that metal plates were frequently used as a medium for this writing and that the writings themselves often denote Old World, specifically Hebrew, origins.
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