Mormonism, genealogy, ancestral ties
Mormonism has a legacy of digging up the dead. It had early desires to excavate the past, not only metaphorically (through meticulous record keeping and strong ancestral ties), but literally by actually digging up dead material. Think Alvin, Zelph, gold plates, treasure, spirits, and angels.2
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Allred, Mason K.
"Mormonism and the Archaeology of Media,"
Mormon Studies Review: Vol. 5
, Article 24.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/msr2/vol5/iss1/24