There is no correspondence whatever between archeological sites and cultures as revealed by scientific investigations and as recorded in the Book of Mormon, hence the book cannot be regarded as having any historical value from the standpoint of the aboriginal peoples of the New World." F. To date, no actual evidence to confirm the Book of Mormon has been found, although many LDS believers have faith that it will be uncovered in the future.
A popular saying in the field of archaeology is that no evidence of existence is not evidence of non-existence.
The essay is taken from his doctoral dissertation at the University of Washington. There are no indications of the remains of sanctuaries, temples or synagogues.
He faced a church disciplinary council on 2002-DEC-8 at which he might have been excommunicated for his beliefs. Similarly, there is no evidence of barley or any other old world plants in North America at that time. One would not expect to find synagogues, because none are known to have existed in the Middle East until after the Babylonian exile - decades after after the second emigration, as described in the Book of Mormon.
If the Book of Mormon is true, then there would be certain logical consequences: Studies of the blood types, facial shape, and genetic makeup of modern-day Native Americans would show that they were related closely to the ancient Israelites, and thus to present-day Jews.