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



ancient Mesoamerica, Michael D. Coe, Yale University, Book of Mormon background, The Maya, Mexico


New editions of two books, available at a discount from F.A.R.M.S., provide a scholarly yet readable introduction to civilization in the area where most of the events of the Book of Mormon probably took place. Both books were written by Michael D. Coe, Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. Although not written from an LDS perspective, these books provide the serious student of the Book of Mormon some very valuable background information. Both books also contain a large number of excellent photographs, maps, and line drawings, which make them not only informative to read but a pleasure to browse.