Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


ancient Mesoamerica, Jaredites, Book of Mormon studies, Maya


The fact that data on early civilization in Mesoamerica has been skimpy has held back attempts to shed light on the period of the Jaredites. Newly reported research confirms that the roots of better-known, later cultures like the Maya go back a very long time and thus that much of what is known about the later peoples applies to their predecessors also. The more such connections that are found, the more we will know about the Jaredite period.