As Hagoth sailed north to a place his people were “never heard from again”; and as it took 3.5 years to gather the people together for the final Jaredite and Nephite battles; the neighboring nation of Ontario, Canada abounds with Book of Mormon evidence.
J. V. Wright, Ontario Prehistory, 1972, p. 8. Culture Chart.
The following pictures represent a sampling of many metal tools and weapons dating to Book of Mormon time.
J. V. Wright, Ontario Prehistory, 1972, p. 20. Metal Tools – Dated 1500 BC. –>
J. V. Wright, Ontario Prehistory, 1972, p. 11. Metal Tools – Dated 1500 BC.
J. V. Wright, Ontario Prehistory, 1972, p. 40. Metal Tools – Dated 1500 BC.
Ancient ‘New York City’ of Canada Discovered / Mantle (present day Whitchurch-Stouffville), Ontario – Ron Williamson – Curse of the Axe, History Channel, Canada.
Despite its massive size, the site remained hidden for hundreds of years, likely escaping detection because its longhouses were primarily made of wood, which doesn’t preserve well.
Occupied between roughly A.D. 1500 and 1530, the so-called Mantle site was settled by the Wendat (Huron). Excavations at the site, between 2003 and 2005, have uncovered its 98 longhouses, a palisade of three rows (a fence made of heavy wooden stakes and used for defense) and about 200,000 artifacts. Dozens of examples of art have been unearthed showing haunting human faces and depictions of animals, with analysis ongoing. (Owen Jarus, “Ancient ‘New York City’ of Canada Discovered,” LiveScience, Fox News, July 11, 2012)
Though dated to post-Book of Mormon times (which dating is open to interpretation), it goes to show that not much remains by way of physical evidence of structures that were built out of wood, which all Book of Mormon structures were—after the coming of Jesus (their scarcity of wood problem in the Land Northward had been solved and all old cement structures were destroyed in the earthquake at the coming of Jesus).