Ancient American Archaeology with Wayne May

May 12
Ancient American Archaeology with Wayne May

Wayne May is one of the foremost experts on North American archaeology related to the Book of Mormon peoples. He has worked on a number of projects and loves sharing his research. In this interview, I got to ask Wayne some questions I hope you’ll find fascinating.

Bio: Wayne N. May was born and raised in Wisconsin. He is a 54 year convert to the LDS Church and has served in numerous church callings for leadership and teaching. His wife Kristine is active with Wayne in the archaeological discoveries of the Midwest. Together they publish the quarterly magazine Ancient American which has been in continuous print for sixteen years and covers the pre-Columbian Americas.

Also, Wayne just started a magazine devoted to LDS archaeology, geography, and the Book of Mormon as it applies to North America as the Land of Promise/ Promise Land.  Wayne and Kristine are the parents of seven children, and grandparents to twenty-two.


Wayne is author of five books on the subject of Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America. They are entitled:

  • This Land: Zarahemla and the Nephite Nation
  • This Land: Only One Cumorah
  • This Land: They Came from the EAST
  • This Land: America 2,000 B.C. to 500 A.D.
  • This Land: Willards Cumorah

Wayne gives firesides to members and non-members alike, wherever he is invited to present. He has been presenting information on the topic of North America’s archaeological data since 1994 which demonstrates how it applies to the Book of Mormon timeline.


About the Author

Oak Norton - Just trying to share a love of the scriptures with others.