Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
Book of Mormon, environment, Mesoamerica, volcanism
A recent article in the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies reported that ice cores taken from Greenland and Antarctica yield evidence broadly consistent with the 3 Nephi 8 account of cataclysmic New World events—presumably including a violent volcanic eruption—at the time of Christ’s death (Benjamin R. Jordan, “Volcanic Destruction in the Book of Mormon: Possible Evidence from Ice Cores,” JBMS 12/1 : 78–87). What other methods might yield corroborating evidence of
such an eruption? Two possibilities are the analysis of tree rings and sea and lake sediments.
"Investigating New World Volcanism at the Time of Christ’s Death,"
Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship: Vol. 23:
6, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/insights/vol23/iss6/4