Donald Yates Keynote Speaker at Sandy, Utah History Conference

DNA Consultants principal investigator and Cherokee historian Donald Panther-Yates will give the keynote address at the Ancient American History Conference, Friday, March 31, in Sandy, Utah. Sponsored by Ancient American Magazine and LDS Travel, this is the second in a series begun last year, when Yates spoke on Middle Eastern DNA and Greek inscriptions among the Cherokee. His topic this year is “Syncretism, Not Animism:  Evidence for Middle Eastern Roots of Native American Religions” and promises to be an intriguing slideshow focusing on Moundbuilder sites and artifacts.

Syncretism Not Animism (PPT Presentation)

Conference on Ancient American History
Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, 2011
South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State Street Sandy, Utah, 84070
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. both days

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 31, 2011 – “Seeking Origins of Native Americans” – Introduction to the Ancient American Culture of the Mid West – Presented by Ancient American Magazine

8:45 amWelcome
9:00 amJay Wakefield – Poverty Point: The mining and shipment of Michigan Copper in the Bronze Age
10:15 amBreak
10:45 amWayne May – Hopewell: Swords, Bones, and what is happening with Zarahemla today.
NoonLunch Break
1:45 pmRichard Moats – A Hopewell Celestial Observatory, A pilgrimage to the upper world.
3:00 pmRoger Jewell – Minoans in America and the Copper Trade.
4:15 pmBreak
4:30 pmBruce H. Porter – A Title of Liberty: An ancient record and the U.S. Constitution
5:30 pmDinner Break
7:00 – 8:30 pmDonald Yates – Syncretism, Not Animism: Evidence for Middle Eastern Roots of Native American Religious Practices


Friday, April 1, 2011 “The Constitution of the United States and the Remnant of the Book of Mormon”

9:00 amSteve Shaffer – Ancient Cultures of the South West.
10:30 amBreak
11:00 amDavid A. Christensen -One Nation Under God
12:30 pmLunch Break
1:30 pmJim Sumpter – The Fundamental Law of Freedom; is one of Responsibility
2:45 pmBreak
3:15 pmWayne May – Statements of Joseph Smith & Book of Mormon Geography.
4:30 pmDavid L. Beagley – Adam-ondi-Ahman: A sacred site for multiple dispensations.
5:15 pmSteven Smoot – Introduction to the documentary: The Lost Civilizations of North America
5:30 pmDinner Break – (During the break from 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm the documentary: The Lost Civilizations of North America will be shown.)
7:00 pmBruce H. Porter – Responsibilities in the Promised Land (A Message to those who possess the Promised Land)
8:30 pmQuestions and Answers with Wayne N. May and Bruce H. Porter