Date: October 09, 2019 12:27PM
Those of us who were around in the late '60s and read the then new Dialogue, Journal of Mormon Thought, will remember the articles published there by Michael Coe, Mayan archeologist. Basically he said, "there's no such thing as Book of Mormon archeology." A big shock to some of us who had been preaching the BoM in South America a couple of years earlier.
Coe died September 25 at age 90.https://news.yale.edu/2019/10/08/michael-coe-influential-archaeologist-helped-unlock-secrets-mesoamerica
Already had doubts after 2 years of mission misogyny and failing to find that "putting my education on the altar of sacrifice" wasn't working out for me.
I imagine his articles are online. I think I can find the Dialogue ones if anyone is interested. I used to have every issue of Dialogue up until the mid-90s when we finally stopped subscribing.
Thank you Michael, for helping so many of us to pull off the blinders and see the world of Joseph Smith as it really was.