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    Cache Valley resident hunts for historical evidence of Book of Mormon

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    Cache Valley resident Garth Norman has dedicated his entire life to studying archeology and specifically studying the Book of Mormon as a historical text in addition to a religious text. Norman, who earned graduate degrees in ancient scripture, archeology and anthropology, was part of the Brigham Young University New World Archeological Foundation in the 1960s and traveled to Chiapas, Mexico to study what is called the Izapa Stela 5.

    The Izapa Stela 5 stone is one of a number of large carved stones found in an ancient Mesoamerican site. According to Norman’s work, the stone shows a possible depiction of the Tree of Life from the Book of Mormon, a vision given by God to the prophet Lehi about the path to salvation.

    “These were early or pre-Mayan that had just been introduced from the prior work at BYU of professor M. Wells Jakeman in the 1950s considering the Izapa Stela 5 as a possible depiction of Lehi’s vision of the tree of life from the Book of Mormon,” Norman said. “It gained interest in the LDS community and was the catalyst for the beginning a major archeological project at Izapa in 1960 by the New World Archeological Foundation. That was a private foundation organized for Book of Mormon archeological research, as well as all facets of archeology in a professional environment.”

    Norman continued to work on the Izapa stone and published several papers. In 1982, he organized his own archeological firm where he worked as a consultant for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as private companies and government agencies.

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    What a waste of a life lol . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
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    Cache Valley resident Garth Norman has dedicated his entire life to studying archeology and specifically studying the Book of Mormon as a historical text in addition to a religious text. Norman, who earned graduate degrees in ancient scripture, archeology and anthropology, was part of the Brigham Young University New World Archeological Foundation in the 1960s and traveled to Chiapas, Mexico to study what is called the Izapa Stela 5.

    The Izapa Stela 5 stone is one of a number of large carved stones found in an ancient Mesoamerican site. According to Norman’s work, the stone shows a possible depiction of the Tree of Life from the Book of Mormon, a vision given by God to the prophet Lehi about the path to salvation.

    “These were early or pre-Mayan that had just been introduced from the prior work at BYU of professor M. Wells Jakeman in the 1950s considering the Izapa Stela 5 as a possible depiction of Lehi’s vision of the tree of life from the Book of Mormon,” Norman said. “It gained interest in the LDS community and was the catalyst for the beginning a major archeological project at Izapa in 1960 by the New World Archeological Foundation. That was a private foundation organized for Book of Mormon archeological research, as well as all facets of archeology in a professional environment.”

    Norman continued to work on the Izapa stone and published several papers. In 1982, he organized his own archeological firm where he worked as a consultant for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as private companies and government agencies.

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    What a waste of a life lol . . .
    If you listen to Mesoamerican archaeologists, they are actually grateful for the added attention and work by FARMS and subsequent Mormon based archaeology teams/groups.. From a 2007 interview with Dr. Michael Coe:

    I went over and visited and spent a wonderful week with the New World Archaeological Foundation archaeologists, who were working on a very early site in the state of Chiapas, and I was very enormously impressed with the work they were doing. It had nothing to do with the book of Mormon archaeology. These were scientific archaeologists working with wonderful field methods. They undoubtedly believed in the Book of Mormon since they were religious Mormons, but they were doing a wonderful job, and I was impressed with that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    Source: http://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/cache-valley-resident-hunts-for-historical-evidence-of-book-of/article_ea2299ec-7b47-11e4-879f-dfd586a3bc5f.html



    Cache Valley resident Garth Norman has dedicated his entire life to studying archeology and specifically studying the Book of Mormon as a historical text in addition to a religious text. Norman, who earned graduate degrees in ancient scripture, archeology and anthropology, was part of the Brigham Young University New World Archeological Foundation in the 1960s and traveled to Chiapas, Mexico to study what is called the Izapa Stela 5.

    The Izapa Stela 5 stone is one of a number of large carved stones found in an ancient Mesoamerican site. According to Norman’s work, the stone shows a possible depiction of the Tree of Life from the Book of Mormon, a vision given by God to the prophet Lehi about the path to salvation.

    “These were early or pre-Mayan that had just been introduced from the prior work at BYU of professor M. Wells Jakeman in the 1950s considering the Izapa Stela 5 as a possible depiction of Lehi’s vision of the tree of life from the Book of Mormon,” Norman said. “It gained interest in the LDS community and was the catalyst for the beginning a major archeological project at Izapa in 1960 by the New World Archeological Foundation. That was a private foundation organized for Book of Mormon archeological research, as well as all facets of archeology in a professional environment.”

    Norman continued to work on the Izapa stone and published several papers. In 1982, he organized his own archeological firm where he worked as a consultant for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as private companies and government agencies.

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    What a waste of a life lol . . .
    I totally agree with you. It's like exploring rabbit holes for a glimpse of Alice.

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