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Bibliography of John Leon Sorenson
TitleBibliography of John Leon Sorenson
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSorenson, John L.
Secondary AuthorsSmith, Robert F.
KeywordsAncient America; Anthropology; Archaeology; Bibliography; Mesoamerica; Transoceanic Voyage

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JOHN LEON SORENSON BIBLIOGRAPHY

Publications and Other Significant Research and Writing Products

1949

Maori Study. (A Grammer of Rarotongan). (Apia, Western Samoa: Samoan Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Duplicated (in use for missionary training in the Cook Islands for the next 30 years or more).

1951

“Dating Archaeological Finds by Radioactive Carbon Content,” Bulletin, University Archaeological Society, No. 2 (Sept.): 1-6. (Provo, UT)

“The Challenge of the Maya Mystery,” Improvement Era 54 (Oct.):712-713. (Salt Lake City).

1952

“Comparison of Fundamental Traits of the Book of Mormon and Ancient American Civilizations,” University Archaeological Society Newsletter, No. 4 (Jan.). (Provo). (Reprinted in, Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, ed. R. T. Christensen, 108. (University Archaeological Society, Special Publications No. 4). (Provo).

“The Elephant in Ancient America,” University Archaeological Society Newsletter, No. 4. (Provo).

“Further on Authentication and Elucidation of the Book of Mormon,” University Archaeological Society Newsletter, No. 5 (May). (Provo). Reprinted in, Progress in Archaeology: An Anthology, ed. R. T. Christensen, 147-148. (University Archaeological Society, Special Publications No. 4).

“Book of Mormon Geography in the Light of Ceramic Distributions,” University Archaeological Society Newsletter, No. 8 (Nov.): 1-2.

“Some Similarities in the Blood-Sacrifice Complex between the Semitic World and Mesoamerica.” Unpublished manuscript.

 “Evidences of Culture Contacts between Polynesia and the Americas in Pre-Columbian Times.” Unpublished Master of Arts thesis, Brigham Young University, 1952.

“Explorations in Southern Mexico; Report of Field Work, NWAF Expedition of 1953.” (with Gareth W. Lowe), University Archaeological Society Newsletter, No. 13 (June):1-2.

1953

“Asia-North America Linguistic Tie-up, a Review,” University Archaeological Society Newsletter, No. 14 (Aug.): 1-2.

“Teotihuacan Sequence Revised, a Review.” University Archaeological Society Newsletter, No. 14 (Aug.): 3.

“Review of Dewey Farnsworth, Book of Mormon Evidences in Ancient America,” University Archaeological Society Newsletter, No. 18 (Feb.): 2-4.

1954

“Preclassic Metal?,” American Antiquity 20: 64.

“Indications of Early Metal in Mesoamerica,” University Archaeological Society Bulletin, No. 5: 1-5.

“The World of the Book of Mormon.” (Provo, UT: BYU Leadership Week Publications). (Transcript of five lectures, 75 pp.)

1955

“Some Mesoamerican Traditions of Immigration by Sea,” El México Antiguo 8: 425-439. (México City).

“A Chronological Ordering of the Mesoamerica Pre-Classic,” Tulane University, Middle American Research Records, Vol. 2, No. 3: 43-68. (MARI, New Orleans)

1956

“An Archaeological Reconnaissance of West-Central Chiapas, Mexico,” New World Archaeological Foundation, Publication 1: 7-19. (Orinda, California)

“A Cultural Analysis of Some Recent American Funerals.” Unpublished paper prepared for a seminar at UCLA.

“Funeral and Memorial Complexes among Japanese-American Buddhists in Los Angeles.” Unpublished paper prepared for a seminar at UCLA.

“An Hypothesis of Near Eastern Origin for Elements of Mesoamerican Culture.” Unpublished manuscript.

“Pre-Hispanic Culture History of Central Chiapas.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Santa Monica, California, December.

“A Bibliography for Yucatan Medicinal Plant Studies, by William E. Gates,” John L Sorenson, ed., Tlalocan 3(4): 334-343. (Mexico City)

“Revival of the Japanese Language Schools in Los Angeles in the Postwar Period.” Paper presented to the Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology Colloquium, UCLA.

1957

“The Twig of the Cedar,” Improvement Era 60 (May): 33ff. (Reprinted as, “Bible Prophecies of the Mulekites,” in A Book of Mormon Treasury. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 1959, 229-237). (FARMS Reprint SOR-57).

“The Historical and Functional Roots of Mexico’s Racial Attitudes.” Unpublished paper prepared for a seminar at UCLA.

“The Involvement of Some ‘Undeveloped’ Communities in National and International Economy.” Unpublished paper prepared for a seminar at UCLA.

“The Influence of the Chapple-Coon Interaction Conceptual Framework on the Field of Anthropology.” Unpublished paper prepared for the Ph.D. qualifying Examination, Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology, UCLA.

“The Current Status of Knowledge of the Origins of Agriculture in the Americas.” Unpublished paper prepared for the Ph.D. qualifying examination in the Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology, UCLA.

“Industrialization and Tradition in a Mormon Village.” Paper prepared for annual meetings, American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1958.

1959

“Review of Little Smoky Ridge by Pearsall, and Millways of Kent by Morland,” American Anthropologist 61: 1109-1110.

“What Archaeology Can and Cannot Do for the Book of Mormon.” Unpublished manuscript.

“Anthropology and the Latter-day Saints.” Brigham Young University, Adult Education Extension Services, Leadership Week Lecture Series. (75 pp.) (Mimeographed)

“The Ethnohistory of Hopi and Navaho Occupancy” (approximate title). (Working paper for John Boyd, Salt Lake City attorney for the Hopi tribe, for use in a land-claims suit against the Navaho.)

1961

“Review of H. G. Barnett, Being a Palauan; John Beattie, Bunyoro; An African Kingdom; C. W. M. Hart and A. R. Pilling, The Tiwi of North Australia; E. A. Hoebel, The Cheyennes; and Oscar Lewis, Tepoztlan,” Rural Sociology 25 (4): 451-454.

“Industrialization and Social Change: A Controlled Comparison of Two Utah Communities.” Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, UCLA. (Available from University Microfilms.)

“Culture Capsules” (with H. Darrel Taylor), Modern Language Journal 45: 350-354. (Reprinted in: The Teaching of German, Problems and Methods: Anthology, E. Reichmann, ed., 276-279. {Philadelphia: National Carl Schurz Association, 1971}; also in A Handbook on Latin America for Teachers, H. N. Seelye, ed., 15-18 {Springfield, IL: State of Illinois Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1968}; and in Teaching Cultural Concepts in Spanish Classes, H. N. Seelye, ed., 81-85. {Springfield, IL: State of Illinois Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1972}).

1961-1962

“Patterns of Mormon Funeral Behavior,” Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Proceedings 39: 202-203. (Abstract).

1962

“Anthropological Approaches to the Book of Mormon,” BYU Extension Division, Book of Mormon Institute, 25-36.

“An Outline for the Analysis of Unconventional Warfare” (with others). Duplicated for use in the USNOTS Unconventional Warfare Study at BYU.

“The Development of a Model for the Society and Culture of Vietnam” (with Paul V. Hyer). Duplicated for use in the USNOTS Unconventional Warfare Study.

“Nephi Views Our Day with Plain and Precious Prophecy,” Instructor 97 (Sept.): 309, 319. (Salt Lake City).

“Kroeber’s View of Levels and the Analysis of Culture.” Paper given at meetings of the Southwestern Anthropological Association at Berkeley, California.

“Some Uses of Theory in Archaeology.” Paper given at Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Boulder, Colorado.

“A Systematic Approach to the Analysis of a Society for the Purposes of Countering Unconventional Warfare” (with David K. Pack). Unpublished paper used in the USNOTS Unconventional Warfare Study.

“Anthropology Applied to Unconventional Warfare.” Paper given at Northwest Anthropological Conference, Portland, Oregon.

“A Cultural Summary of Israelite Palestine at the End of the Middle Iron Age (7th Century B.C.)” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 1. (Duplicated and privately circulated by the author).

“Where in the World? Some Views on Geography, Part l.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 2. (Duplicated by the author).

“Directions in Book of Mormon Geography.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 3. (Duplicated by the author).

“Some Observations on the Brass Plates.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 4. (Duplicated by the author).

“A Possible Absolute Chronology for the Jaredites.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 5. (Duplicated by the author).

1963

“Civil Rights Problems to an Anthropologist.” Paper given at the Fall meeting of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letter, Logan, UT.

“The Relation of a Scientific Picture of Man’s Appearance and Cultural History on the Earth to a Scriptural Picture.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 6. (Duplicated by the author).

1964

“Use of Automated Tools in Archaeology,” American Antiquity 30: 205-206.

“Applied Analysis of Unconventional Warfare” (with David K. Pack). United States Naval Ordnance Test Station, Technical Publication 3458. (China Lake, California).

“Unconventional Warfare and the Vietnamese Society” (with David K. Pack). United States Naval Ordnance Test Station, Technical Publication 3457. (China Lake, CA).

“Unconventional Warfare and the Venezuelan Society,” United States Naval Ordnance Test Station, Technical Publication 3583. (China Lake, CA.)

“Workbook for Participants—Urban Insurgency Conference” (with others), General Research Corporation, Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 154. (Santa Barbara, CA).

“Missionaries and the ‘Spirit,’” in Buying the Wind, Richard M. Dorson, ed., 520-522. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

“Is Anthropology ‘The Study of Man’? Problems in the Study of Complex Societies,” Brigham Young University Studies 5: 115-124.

“Urban Disorders Research—Tentative Program Formulation” (with R. Holbrook), General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 175. (Santa Barbara, CA).

“On the Power Structure of the American Anthropological Association,” American Behavioral Scientist 7: 6-9. (Publication of “Some Features of the Power Structure of the American Anthropological Association.” Paper given at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, November 1963).

“The Relationship of Rural to Urban Insurgency in Venezuela and Colombia,” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 219. (Santa Barbara, CA).

1965

“Urban Insurgency Cases,” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 176. (Santa Barbara, CA).

“Counterinsurgency Studies in Latin America—Venezuela and Colombia,” General Research Corporation CSB 251-1. (With others) (Santa Barbara, CA).

“Some Reports of Insurgent and Potential Insurgent Activity around the World, 1964-1965,” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 288. (Santa Barbara, CA).

“Counterinsurgency Assistance for Latin America” (with T. F. Cave, C. T. Clark, and A.D. Stathacoupolos), General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 291. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Classified)

“Urban Insurgency and Military Requirements,” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 307. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Summary in Proceedings, 6th Military Operations Research Symposium, Sand Point Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington, October 26-29, 1965, 264-265. (Classified)

1966

“Counterinsurgency Assistance for Guatemala,” General Research Corporation Technical Manual 341. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Classified)

“Counterinsurgency Assistance for Venezuela” (with T. F. Cave) General Research Corporation Technical Manual 340. (Santa Barbara, CA)(Classified)

“Relations between Urban and Rural Insurgents,” General Research Corporation Technical Manual 386 (Santa Barbara, CA). (Reprinted in Proceedings, First Counterinsurgency Research and Development Symposium, 14-16 June 1966, Arlington,Virginia, Vol. 1, Part 1, 237-245. Infrared Physics Lab, Willow Run Laboratories, Institute of Science and Technology, University of Michigan). (Classified)

“Urban Case Studies II and III,” General Research Corporation Technical Manual 415. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Classified)

“An Analysis of Urban Insurgency Tactics” (with others), General Research Corporation Technical Manual 413. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Classified)

“Urban Insurgency Studies, Final Report,” General Research Corporation Contract Report 124-1. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Classified)

“Vietnam: Just a War, or a Just War?” (with others). Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 2: 91-100.

1967

“Venezuelan Society and the Prospect for Insurgency” (with Dean E. Mann). General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 355. (Santa Barbara, CA)

“Problems of Implementation of Urban Transportation Policy” (with M. Frost). General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 499. (Santa Barbara, CA

“A Critique of Some Assumptions.” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum (IM) 685. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Classified)

“Evaluation of Indian Community Action Programs at Arizona State University, University of South Dakota, and University of Utah” (with Larry Berg). General Research Corporation Contract Report 82-1. (Santa Barbara, CA)

“Some Significance of Mormon Missionary Activity in California in the Twentieth Century.” Paper given at the (first) annual meeting of the Mormon History Association, Stanford University, CA, Aug. 28.

1968

“Some Voices from the Dust: A Review of Papers of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium on the Archaeology of the Scriptures,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 1 (Spring): 144-149.

“Enemy Responses in Vietnam to New Weapons and Techniques.” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 925. (Santa Barbara, CA). Reprinted in Proceedings, Counterinsurgency Research and Development Symposium III, Vol. 1, 2-77 to 2-92. (Columbus, OH: Battelle Memorial Institute). (Classified)

“Problems and Answers: A Review of Sidney B. Sperry, Answers to Book of Mormon Questions,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3: 118-120.

 “Comparison of Costs and Benefits for Major Transportation Alternatives.” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 770. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Reprinted in Systems Analysis of Urban Transportation, Vol. 4. Supporting Analyses, 269-324. (Santa Barbara, CA: General Research Corporation)

1969

“Identification of Social Costs and Benefits in Urban Transportation.” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 770. (Santa Barbara, CA). (Reprinted in Systems Analysis of Urban Transportation, Vol. 3. Network Flow Analyses, 2-38. (Santa Barbara, CA: General Research Corp.)

“The Social Bases of Instability in Rural Southeast Asia,” Asian Survey 9: 540-545.

“Ancient America and the Book of Mormon Revisited,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 4: 80-94.

“CLOARAD—High Intensity Phenomena Program. Final Technical Report” (with others). General Research Corporation Contract Report. (Santa Barbara, CA).

1970

“The Social Bases of Instability in Rural Southeast Asia,” General Research Corporation Internal Memorandum Releasable (IMR) 953. (Santa Barbara, CA). (A paper read at the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, October 18, 1968).

“Mobility of Academic Anthropologists,” Newsletter of the American Anthropological Association, Vol. 2, No. 4.

“What Happened in Mesoamerica.” Book of Mormon Working Paper No. 8. (125 pp.)

“Observations on Nephite Chronology.” Book of Mormon Working Paper, No. 8a. (Duplicated by the author). (April)

“Fire Services in Civil Disorders” (with others). Working paper prepared for a seminar on Fire Services in Civil Disorders held at General Research, Santa Barbara, CA.

1971

“The Significance of an Apparent Relationship between the Ancient Near East and Mesoamerica,” in Man Across the Sea. Problems of Pre-Columbian Contacts. C. L. Riley, J. C. Kelley, C. W. Pennington, and R. L. Rands, eds., 219-241. (Austin: University of Texas Press). (Publication of “The Possibility of Near Eastern-Mesoamerican Culture Contact.” Paper given at a symposium on trans-oceanic contacts at the Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Santa Fe, NM, May 1969)

“A Collection of References to Trans-Oceanic Contacts with the Americas before the Recognized Discoveries, Part 1,” New England Antiquities Research Association NEARA), Newsletter, No. 6: 78-80.

1972

“A Collection of References to Trans-Oceanic Contacts with the Americas before the Recognized Discoveries, Part 2,” New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA), Newsletter, No. 7 : 38-40.

“Assessment of Social and Environmental Costs and Benefits” (with others) in Evaluation of Economic and Social Benefits and Costs of Data from ERTS-A (Phase I), 236-264. General Research Corporation Contract Report 1-321.

“Review of Geoffrey Ashe and others, The Quest for America,” BYU Studies 12: 329-331.

“On Being a Graduate: Thoughts and Opinions of Latter-day Saint High School and College Graduates” (with Jay Todd). New Era 2: 38-40. (Salt Lake City, Utah)

“A Mormon Picture of Creation.” (A revision of Book of Mormon Working Paper No. 6, 1964). (Duplicated by the author).

1973

“Mormon World View and American Culture,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 7: 17-29.

“Emergent Systems Analysis,” in First Annual Symposium on LDS Intercultural Communications and Language Concerns, 1-6. (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Language Research Center).

“The Language of the Mormons: A Sociocultural Perspective,” 159-164, in Conference on the Language of the Mormons 1973. (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Language Research Center).

1974-77

Edited and wrote in entirety, 12 issues of Newsletter of the Committee on Mormon Society and Culture. (Provo)

1974

“Word Frequencies in the Messages of the First Presidency, 19th vs. 20th Century,” 70-73 in Conference on the Language of the Mormons 1974. (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Language Research Center).

“The West as a Network of Cultures,” in Essays on the American West, 1972-73, T. G. Alexander, ed., 69-86. Charles Redd Monographs in Western History, No. 3. (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press).

“Notes on the Margin: A Review of Religious Movements in Contemporary America,” I. I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone, eds.,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 11 (4, Winter): 82-83.

“Evaluation,” in Second Annual Symposium on LDS Intercultural Communication and Language Concerns, October 7-10, 1974, page 21.1. (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Language Research Center).

“Social Structure and Cult among the Nephites.” Paper presented at the Annual Symposium of the Society for Early Historic Archaeology, Provo, UT.

1975

“The Land of Promise,” New Era 5 (1, Jan.): 20-29. (Salt Lake City, UT). (Unattributed author of text accompanying photographs.)

“The Gates of God,” New Era 5 (3, Mar.): 18-25. (Unattributed author of text accompanying photographs.)

“The Second Gathering: The New Migrants to Utah,” in Social Accommodation in Utah, C. S. Knowlton, ed., 65-70. (University of Utah, American West Center, Occasional Papers). (Salt Lake City, UT).

“Brief History of the BYU New World Archaeological Foundation.” Unpublished paper prepared for the BYU Centennial History Project at the request of Ernest L. Wilkinson.

“The Role of the BYU-NWAF in Middle American Archaeology.” address given at the opening of an exhibit of work of the BYU-NWAF upon the occasion of the BYU Centennial.

“Channels of Innovation in Mormon Life.” Paper prepared for a volume edited by C. Terry Warner that was never published. (Included in Mormon Culture, 1997, 97-110).

“Where in the World? Views on Book of Mormon Geography,” updated Book of Mormon Working Paper No. 8; 24 pp., with maps, for evaluation by Written Book of Mormon Geography Symposium organized by D. A. Palmer, August 1975.

“Appendix,” 29 pp., additional contribution to the Written Book of Mormon Geography Symposium organized by D. A. Palmer, August 1975.

1976

“Instant Expertise on Book of Mormon Archaeology (review article),” Brigham Young University Studies 16 (Spring): 429-432.

“Toward a Characterization of ‘Mormon Personality,’” Newsletter of the Committee on Mormon Society and Culture, No. 2: 2-8. (Provo, UT).

“The Third Century: An Anthropologist Looks at America’s Future,” BYU Today 30(Aug.): 14-15. (Interview).

“The Book of Mormon as a Mesoamerican Codex,” Society for Early Historic Archaeology, Newsletter and Proceedings, No. 139 (Dec.): 1-9. (Provo, UT). FARMS Reprint, SOR-76.

“A Reconsideration of Early Metal in Mesoamerica,” Katunob: A Newsletter- Bulletin of Mesoamerican Anthropology 9 (Mar.): 1-8. (Greeley, CO). (Reprinted in Metallurgy in Ancient Mexico by W. Bray, J. L. Sorenson, and J. R. Moriarty III. (University of Northern Colorado, Museum of Anthropology, Misc. Series, No. 45, 1982).

A Guide to General Education at Brigham Young University (with C. Terry Warner, Arthur Henry King, and others). (Paper duplicated for internal distribution to the General Education Revision Committee at BYU.)

Lectured one afternoon per week from Sept.-Dec. at LDS Church headquarters to a group of Church employees, presenting materials subsequently (Jan.-Apr. 1977) written up for publication in Ensign magazine (for which permission to publish was never obtained by the editor). About 1500 xerox copies of the material were circulated to requesting readers before it appeared, in modified form, in 1985 as An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon.

1977

“Review of America B.C., by Barry Fell,” Brigham Young University Studies 17 (Spring): 373-375.

“Spotlight” (an interview with John L. Sorenson), Century 2 (BYU student journal) 2(1, Fall): 48-54.

“Deseret Mormons in 1900.” An unpublished manuscript (65 pp.) written as a chapter for my Cultural and Social History of the Latter-day Saints in the Twentieth Century, a volume in the proposed Sesquicentennial History of the Latter-day Saints, eds. Leonard Arrington, et al., contracts for which were cancelled before publication could take place.

“Writing Systems among the Book of Mormon Peoples,” New Era 7 (Nov.): 48-50. (Salt Lake City, UT). (Reprinted as “Schriftsysteme der im Buch Mormon erwahnten Völker,” Der Stern 105 (Jan.): 26-30, and under various titles in other languages in LDS international magazines).

Letter to James E. Brown. (25 pp.) (Brown, a vigorous anti-Mormon based in Arizona, visited me with T. Madsen, then sent me a tape elaborating his quarrels with the LDS Church documented response to the tape caused Brown to give up his announced plan to “write a book.”)

“The ‘Brass Plates’ and Biblical Scholarship,” Dialogue, A Journal of Mormon Thought 10 (Aut.): 31-39. (Reprinted as “’Planchas de Bronce’ y la erudición bíblica,” in El Libro de Mormon ante la Crítica, Josué Sánchez, ed. and transl., 301-313. (Salt Lake City: The Author, 1992.)

“The Mormon as ‘Nigger.’” Paper given at Flea Market of Ideas at BYU. (According to late nineteenth-century press accounts Mormons were “a race” comparable to Blacks, lazy and lascivious,)

“A Mesoamerican Chronology: April 1977,” Katunob, A Newsletter-Bulletin on Mesoamerican Anthropology 9(4): 41-55. (Greeley, CO.)

“Mesoamerican C-14 Dates Revised,” Katunob, A Newsletter-Bulletin on Mesoamerican Anthropology 9(4): 56-71 (Greeley, CO.)

“CA* Comment on, A Worldwide Evolutionary Classification of Cultures by Subsistence Systems, by A. Lomax and C. M. Arensberg,” Current Anthropology 18 (Dec.): 704-705.

1979

“Science and Mormonism as Traditions,” in Science and Religion: Toward a More Useful Dialogue, Vol. 1, W. M. Hess and R. T. Matheny, eds., 11-14. (Geneva, IL: Paladin House)

“Four Theories of Culture and Their Application to Communication,” in Bridges of Understanding Symposium, 1978, V. L. Tyler and D. L. Coon, eds., 22.1-22.3. (Provo: Brigham Young University, Language and Intercultural Research Center)

“Linguistics as a Cultural Activity.” Paper given at meetings of the Deseret Language and Linguistics Society, Provo, Utah.

1980

“Consider Their Origin: Interpreting and Enriching American Family Histories Through an Understanding of Cultural Differences,” in World Conference on Records, August 12-15, 1980, Series 346, 1-9. (Salt Lake City, UT: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

“’Being Wrong’ in Mormon Thought.” Paper given at Sunstone Theological Symposium, Salt Lake City, August. (Published in abbreviated form in Mormon Culture, 1997, 55-68)

“The Hierarchy of Mormon Cultures.” Paper given in the plenary session of the Mosaic of Mormon Culture Symposium at BYU.

1980-84

Edited and wrote in entirety 13 issues of Mormon Anthropology, a newsletter issued by the BYU Dept. of Anthropology.

1981

“Ritual as Theology,” Sunstone 6:1-14

“Wheeled Figurines in the Ancient World.” Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies Preliminary Report SOR-81. (Provo, Utah)

“Human Issues in the Development of the American West and Other Less-Developed Countries.” BYU Redd Center lecture, 24 Sept. (Published as “Community Development in the American West: Past and Present, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Frontiers.” {Brigham Young University Charles Redd Monographs in Western History, No. 15, J. L. Embry and H.A. Christy, eds., 1-22}). (Partially excerpted as “Will Americans Switch Heroes—John Wayne to John Muir?,” BYU Today 35 [Nov.]: 6)

1982

“Toward Linguistic Archaeology.” Paper given at annual meeting, Deseret Language and Linguistics Society, Provo, Utah, March

“The Years of the Jaredites,” Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies Paper SOR-69. (Provo, Utah). (Revised version of Book of Mormon Working Paper No. 5, 1963).

“An Evaluation of the Smithsonian Institution ‘Statement Regarding the Book of Mormon.’” Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies Preliminary Report SOR-82. (Provo, Utah)

1983

Anthropological Perspectives on Mormons. (No definitive title was ever settled for this book manuscript. Edited by Sorenson and Mark Leone [University of Maryland] it consisted of papers containing ethnographic sketches of Latter-day Saint populations around the world by some twenty anthropologists. Contracted to be published by the University of Utah Press on the basis of a prospectus, they subsequently backed out of the contract, and despite extensive later efforts to find an alternative publisher, none eventuated.)

“Mormon Folk and Mormon Elite,” Horizons 1: 4-18. (Sydney, Australia). (Originally a paper given at the annual meetings of the Mormon History Association, Canandaigua, New York, May 1980.)

“The Documentary Hypothesis: Implications for the Book of Mormon.” Paper given as part of a panel discussion at the Society for Early Historic Archaeology, Provo, Utah, 21 Oct.)

“Barley in Ancient America,” (with R.F. Smith) FARMS Update, December 1983.

1984

“External Evidences of Scripture: A Panel,” with N. B. Reynolds, A. Wallace, J. L. Sorenson, and P. R. Cheesman,” in Scriptures for the Modern World, eds. Paul R. Cheesman and C. Wilfred Griggs, 121-135. (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center) (Religious Studies Monographs, Vol. 11).

“Two Figurines from the Belleza and Sanchez Collection,” (with R. F. Smith) FARMS Update, January.

“Once More: The Horse,” FARMS Update, June.

“Research on the Book of Mormon as Applied Anthropology.” Presented at the Dept. of Anthropology Colloquium, BYU. 3 October.

“Digging into the Book of Mormon: Our Changing Understanding of Ancient America and Its Scripture,” Parts 1 and 2. Ensign (Sept.): 26-37 and (Oct.): 12-23. (English text reprinted, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies SOR-84, 1984. Reprinted in Liahona (Spanish, 1985) as “Excavando en el Libro de Mormon,” in El Libro de Mormon ante la Crítica, Josué Sánchez, ed,, 74-115. {Salt Lake City: The Author, 1992}. Also Reprinted and translated to Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Samoan and other languages, in international magazines of the LDS Church.)

1985

“’A Day and a Half’s Journey For a Nephite’” FARMS Update, February. (Reprinted in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, J. W Welch, ed. 187-188l (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT. FARMS, 1992).

An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies). (Reprinted, softbound edition, with expanded index, 1996; ebook edition 2015).

“Changing Views of the Book of Mormon,” Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Audio Tape S-T1. (Forum address given at Ricks College, March 14).

“Nephi’s Garden and Chief Market,” FARMS Update, April.

“Lost Arts,” FARMS Update, June.

“Changing Views on the Book of Mormon.” Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Audio Tape S-T1 (Forum address given at Ricks College March 14).

“Report on Education Research in St George, January-April 1985.” Manuscript report submitted to the BYU College of Education,

1986

“Old World Languages in the New World,” (with Gordon C. Thomasson and Robert F. Smith) FARMS Update, January.

“Five Theories in Search of “Mormon Personality,’” Honored Alumni Lecture., College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, October 23.

“Book of Mormon,” in Encyclopedia USA: The Encyclopedia of the United States of America, Past and Present, Vol. 7. (Gulf Breeze, Florida: Academic International Press).

“Winds and Currents: A Look at Nephi’s Ocean Crossing,” FARMS Update, April.

1987

“Excellence: Escaping a Superficial Life.” Presentation at BYU Graduation Banquet, August.

“Mesoamericans in Pre-Columbian North America,” FARMS Update, February.

1988

“Transoceanic Crossings,’ in The Book of Mormon: First Nephi, the Doctrinal Foundation, M. S. Nyman and C. D. Tate, Jr.., eds., 251-270.

“Possible ‘Silk’ and ‘Linen’ in the Book of Mormon,” FARMS Update, November.

1989

“Review of Mapping the Action Found in the Book of Mormon, by H. K Nielsen,” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 1:119-120. (Provo, UT)

“Ancient Europeans in America?” FARMS Update, November.

1990

“The Composition of Lehi’s Family,” in By Study and Also By Faith: Essays in Honor of Hugh W. Nibley on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, 27 March 1990. John M. Lundquist and Stephen D. Ricks, eds., Vol. 2:174-196. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Fortifications in the Book of Mormon Account Compared with Mesoamerican Fortifications,” in Warfare in the Book of Mormon, Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, eds., 425-444. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Seasonality of Warfare in the Book of Mormon and in Mesoamerica,” in Warfare in the Book of Mormon, Stephen D. Ricks and William J. Hamblin, eds., 445-477. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

The Geography of Book of Mormon Events: A Source Book. (Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Study Aid SOR-90c). (Revised edition, 1992). (Provo, UT).

“Prophecy Among the Maya,” FARMS Update, July.

Pre-Columbian Contact with America across the Oceans: An Annotated Bibliography. 2 vols. (with Martin L. Raish). First edition, 1992. (Provo, UT: Research Press). Second, revised edition, 1996.

“The Mulekites,” Brigham Young University Studies 30(3): 6-22.

“The Significance of the Chronological Discrepancy between Alma 53:22 and Alma 56:9.” Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies Paper SOR-90b.

“The Mormon Community: View from Anthropology.” Unpublished paper prepared by request for meetings of the Canadian Mormon Studies Association which I did not attend.

“’Latest Discoveries’,” FARMS Update, January.

“The Nephite Calendar in Mosiah, Alma, and Helaman,” FARMS Update, June.

1991

Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne, eds. (Salt Lake City and Provo, UT: and Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies)

“Preface” (with Melvin J. Thorne), in Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne, eds., vii-x. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Seasons of War, Seasons of Peace in the Book of Mormon,” Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, eds. John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne, 249-255. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

 “Commentary,” in American Epigraphy at the Crossroads, James P. Whittall, Jr., ed., 109-112. (Epigraphy Series No. 2). Rowley, MA: Early Sites Research Society).

1992

“Possible ‘Silk’ and ‘Linen’ in the Book of Mormon,” in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 162-164. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Winds and Currents: A Look at Nephi’s Ocean Crossing,” in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 53-56. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Parallelism, Merismus, and Difrasismo” (with A. Crowell and A. J. Christenson), in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 80-82. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Lost Arts” (with P. Hoskisson), in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 101-104. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Barley in Ancient America” (with R. F. Smith), in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 130-132. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Seven Tribes: An Aspect of Lehi’s Legacy,” (with J. A. Tvedtnes and J. W. Welch), FARMS Update, November.

“Two Figurines from the Belleza and Sanchez Collection” (with R. F. Smith), in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 18-20. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Old World Languages in the New World” (with G. C. Thomasson, R. F. Smith, and B. Stubbs), in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 29-31. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Seven Tribes: An Aspect of Lehi’s Legacy” (with J. A. Tvedtnes and J. W. Welch), in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 93-95. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Silk and Linen in the Book of Mormon,” Ensign 22 (Apr.): 62.

“I Have a Question [Nephite Population],” Ensign 22 (Sept.): 27-28.

“When Lehi’s Party Arrived, Did They Find Others in the Land?” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 1: 1-34.

Animals in the Book of Mormon: An Annotated Bibliography, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Study Aid SOR-92a.

Metals and Metallurgy Relating to the Book of Mormon Text, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, Study Aid SOR-92b.

“Challenging Conventional Views of Metal Use in Mesoamerica,” Insights (May): 2. (Reprinted in Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon, J. W. Welch and M. J. Thorne, eds., 296-298. (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1999).

“Ancient Europeans in America?” in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 108-110. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“’Latest Discoveries,’” in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 111-113. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Nephi’s Garden and Chief Market,” in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 236-238. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“The Nephite Calendar in Mosiah, Alma, and Helaman,” in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 173-175. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Once More: The Horse,” in Reexploring the Book of Mormon, John W. Welch, ed., 98-100. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Map of Book of Mormon Places Based Wholly upon the Text,” Insights (Mar.): 5. (Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“The Decline of the God Quetzalcoatl,” Insights (Sept.): 2. (Reprinted in Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon. J. W. Welch and M. J. Thorne, eds., 234-236. (Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999).

“Origin of Man,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Daniel H. Ludlow et al., eds., 3: 1053-1054. (New York: Macmillan).

“Book of Mormon Peoples,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Daniel H. Ludlow et al., eds., 1:191-195. (New York: Macmillan). (Reprinted in Selections from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism: Scriptures, Daniel H. Ludlow, ed. [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992]).

“Review of Fantastic Archaeology: The Wild Side of North American Prehistory, by Stephen Williams,” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 4: 254-257.

1993

“Comments on Nephite Chronology,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 2(2): 207-211.

“Review of Health and Medicine among the Latter-day Saints, by Lester Bush,” BYU Studies 33: 624-629.

1994

“Viva Zapato! Hurray for the Shoe! Review of ‘Does the shoe fit? A critique of the limited Tehuantepec geography, by Deanne G. Matheny,” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6 (1): 297-361. FARMS.

“Evidence for Tents in the Book of Mormon,” Insights (May): 2. (Provo, UT). (Reprinted in Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon. J. W. Welch and M. J. Thorne, eds., 296-298. {Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999).

“Was There Leprosy among the Nephites?” Insights (Sept.): 2. (Reprinted in Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon, J. W. Welch and M. J. Thorne, eds., 231-233. [Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999]).

 “Zur Geographie des Buches Mormon,” in F.A.R.M.S.: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies. Deutschsprachige Ausgabe, 17-65. (LDS BOOKS Schubert & Roth OHG: Bad Reichenhall, Germany). (Translation of Chapter 1 of An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon, 1985.)

1995

“Old World People in the New,” Insights (Apr.): 2 and (June): 2. (Reprinted in Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon. J. W. Welch and M. J. Thorne, eds., 248-252. [Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999]).

1996

“New Technology and Ancient Voyages,” Insights (Dec.): 2. (Reprinted in Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon. J. W. Welch and M. J. Thorne, eds., 177-179. [Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999]).

1997

“The Sobering Lesson of the Grolier Codex,” Insights (April): 2, Part 1, and (June): 2, Part 2. (Reprinted in Pressing Forward with the Book of Mormon. J. W. Welch and M. J. Thorne, eds., 296-298. [Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999]).

Mormon Culture: Four Decades of Essays on Mormon Society and Personality. (Matthew R. Sorenson, ed.) (Salt Lake City, UT: New Sage Books).

Nephite Culture and Society: Collected Papers. (Matthew R. Sorenson, ed.) (Salt Lake City, UT: New Sage Books).

“The Book of Mormon as a Mesoamerican Record,” in Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, Noel B. Reynolds, ed., 392-521. (Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies)

1998

Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life. (Provo, UT: Research Press)

“Commentary--Section IV,” in Across Before Columbus? Evidence for Transoceanic Contact with the Americas prior to 1492, D. Y. Gilmore and L. S. McElroy, eds., 291-294. (Edgecomb, Maine: New England Antiquities Research Association).

“Review of American Beginnings: The Prehistory and Palaeoecology of Beringia, Frederick H. West, ed.,” Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-distance Contacts 1: 136-137.

“From the Vineyard,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 (1):76-78.

“Memorial: Max Wells Jakeman, 1910-1998,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7(1): 79.

“New Light: James E. Talmage and the Fraudulent ‘Michigan Relics,’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 (1): 78.

“The Editor’s Notebook,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7(1): 3; 8(1): 3; 8(2): 3; 9(1): 3; 9(2) 3; 10(1): 3; 10(2).

“Out of the Dust,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 (1): 73-76; 8 (2): 82-83; 9 (1): 68-69; 9 (2): 75-77; 10 (1): 75-77; 10 (2): 66-69.

“New Light,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7 (1): 77-78; 8 (1): 68; 9 (1): 70-73; 10(1): 75; 10 (2): 68.

“Bibliographia Pre-Columbiana,” Pre-Columbiana: A Journal of Long-distance Contacts 1 (1 & 2): 143-154; 2 (4): 349-358; 3 (1-3): 126-137.

1999

“Did the Ancient Peoples of Mesoamerica Use a System of Weights and Scales in Measuring Goods and Their Values?,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 8 (2): 47.

2000

“In Memoriam, Franklin S. Harris Jr.,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 (1): 74.

Mormon’s Map. (Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“Centenary of a Giant,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9 (2): 78-79.

“The Book of Mormon as a Collectible” (with Mathew R. Sorenson), Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 10 (1): 44-51. BYU

2002

“An Interview with John L. Sorenson,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 11: 80-85.

“How Could Joseph Smith Write so Accurately about Ancient American Civilization?” in Echoes and Evidences of the Book of Mormon. D. W. Parry, D. C. Peterson, and J. W. Welch, eds., 261-306. (Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies).

“The Submergence of the City of Jerusalem in the Land of Nephi,” Insights 22 (4): 2-3. (Provo, UT.)

2004

“A Rare Gem: Review of Terryl Givens, By the Hand of Mormon,” The FARMS Review 15 (1): 15-17.

“Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages to and from the Americas.” (Sino-Platonic Papers 133, CD-ROM edition), (Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia).

2005

“Ancient Voyages across the Ocean to America: from ‘Impossible’ to ‘Certain,’” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 14 (1): 4-17.

2006

“Biological Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages,” in Contact and Exchange in the Ancient World, Victor H. Mair. ed., 238-297. (Perspectives on the Global Past, 2). (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press).

2007

“Valuing Davis Bitton,” FARMS Review 19 (1): 9-11.

“Steel in Early Metallurgy,” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 15 (2): 108-109.

“The Trajectory of Book of Mormon Studies.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of FAIR (Foundation for Apologetics Information Research), Sandy, UT (August).

“Review of The American Discovery of Europe, by Jack D. Forbes,” BYU Studies 46:185-186.

2009

World Trade and Biological Exchanges before 1492 (with Carl L. Johannessen). (New York and Bloomington, IN: iUniverse). World Trade and Biological Exchanges before 1492 (with Carl L. Johannessen). Revised and expanded edition. (Ed. Jerrid M. Wolflick.) (Eugene, OR: Carl L. Johannessen).

“A Complex of Ritual and Ideology Shared by Mesoamerica and the Ancient Near East.” (Sino-Platonic Papers No. 195). 134 pages. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations). PDF at http://sino-platonic.org/" http://sino-platonic.org/.

“Editors’ perspective: John L. Sorenson,” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scriptures 18 (2): 54-55.

2010

“The Death of a Paradigm.” Paper presented by DVD to the Royal Geographical Society, London, April 16.

2012

“Mormon’s sources,” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scriptures 20 (2): 2-15. (Also as a separate publication, Mormon’s Sources, (Laura F. Willes Book of Mormon Lecture, 8 September 2011, Provo, UT). [Brigham Young University Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2011]).

“Reading Mormon’s Codex.” Paper read at 2012 FAIR Conference. http://www.fairlds.org/fair-conferences/2012-fair-conference .

“An Open Letter to Dr. Michael Coe.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 1:91-109. https://interpreterfoundation.org/.

2013

Mormon’s Codex: An Ancient American Book. (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book; and Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, Neal A. Maxwell Institute (for Religious Scholarship) Press.

2016

“Mormon’s miraculous book,” Ensign, Vol. 46, No. 2: 38-41.