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TitleElephants in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMiller, Wade E.
Book TitleScience and the Book of Mormon: Cureloms, Cumoms, Horses and More
PublisherKCT & Associates
CityLaguna Niguel, CA
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Ancient America – North America; Archaeology; Book of Mormon Anachronisms; Elephant; Paleontology

Miller discusses his identification of the "elephants" of the Book of Ether with the Columbian mammoth. Mammoths are generally thought to have been extinct by this period, but the exact date is still a matter of debate. The fact that they were mentioned solely in the Jaredite context, but not by the Nephites, indicates they likely became extinct at some point between these two civilizations.