Monday, October 18, 2010

Book of Mormon Lands conference

Excerpts of Book of Mormon Lands conference on Oct 23, Mormon Times

The latest research on the Book of Mormon studies including archaeology, geography, anthropology and literary studies will be presented at the Book of Mormon Lands Conference on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Sheraton Hotel, 150 W. 500 South in Salt Lake City. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The keynote speaker, Richard Lyman Bushman, will discuss "The Gold Plates in Mormon Thought and Culture."

Featured presenter Ugo Perego will speak on DNA and the Book of Mormon. Perego has given nearly 150 lectures on DNA and how it relates to ancestry, history (including LDS history), and population migrations. He is a leading DNA researcher with his main focus of study being the origins of Native Americans.

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