Thursday, September 14, 2006

Earliest Olmec Writings Found

NewScientist.com reported today that a stone slab with the earliest known writing in the Americas had been found in Mexico. One scholar believes the writing dates from 1000 BC to 900 BC. For more information, visit the NewScientist.com website:

http://www.newscientist.com/...

The Olmecs may have been Jaredites. The following websites, among many, discuss this posibility:

Surviving Jaredite Names in Mesoamerica (Meridian Magazine)
A New Model for Book of Mormon Geography
A Social History of the Early Nephites (FAIR)
Searching for Book of Mormon Lands in Middle America (FARMS)

2 comments:

john f. said...

The anthrolopogist working with this stone is Stephen Houston. He was a professor at BYU from 1994 to 2004. He is now at Brown. Any idea why he left BYU?

TylerD said...

No idea why he left. However, the Brown University news bulletin, Inside Brown, had a story earlier this year indicating that he still works with colleagues from BYU on Mayan studies:

Inside Brown