The Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum (BMAF) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated as an open forum for presentation, dissemination, and discussion of research and evidences regarding Book of Mormon archaeology, anthropology, geography and culture within Mesoamerican and other ancient contexts. The specific and primary purposes of the organization are:
(1) to increase understanding of the Book of Mormon as an ancient book or codex,
(2) (a) to conduct archaeological, scientific, historical, sociological, anthropological and other research in the public interest in the areas of the peoples, places, and cultures described in The Book of Mormon, and/or (b) provide opportuities for the announcement, discussion, publication, distribution and other debate and dissemination to the general public with such research being in furtherance of the public welfare.
(3) to help promote unity and cooperation among scholars and students of the Book of Mormon,
(4) to provide a forum where responsible scholars can present current ideas and discoveries.
All materials, concepts, maps or conclusions presented at our forums or appearing on this website or emailed to BMAF members and guests is the sole responsiblity of the contributing author(s) and do not necessarily imply that members of the Board of Directors or members of BMAF and BMC agree with all or any part of the subject matter and is not sponsored in any way by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
BMAF has no overhead. Funds received from donations are used 100% toward the organization's stated goals.