Saturday, February 26, 2005
Modern knowledge about the ancient inhabitants of this continent is still in its infancy compared to knowledge of ancient Old World peoples in Bible lands. As one example, consider the state of ignorance regarding the ancient inhabitants of the Amazon forest (from an article in the San Francisco Chronicle - thanks to Mark Foree). Did vast civilizations exist with massive construction projects and sophisticated agricultural techniques, including methods for creating rich soil in vast stretches of what is now poor soil in wild jungle? The very existence of the debate points to how little we know about the ancient peoples of this hemisphere. For the time being, too little is known to answer some of the questions that we would like to answer about the Book of Mormon and its peoples. Patience!
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 8:38 AM