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John L. Sorenson (born April 8, 1924)... professor of anthropology at Brigham Young University.

Sorenson first did archaeological work in Mesoamerica while pursuing a master's degree at BYU. From January until June 1953 he was involved in the New World Archaeological Foundation's initial fieldwork (under the direction of Pedro Armillas) in the state of Tabasco in Mexico.

Sorenson holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He began teaching at BYU in 1963, and he later established the BYU's anthropology department. 

For a time he served as editor of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies.

Sorenson has authored or co-authored some 200 books and articles including Mormon's Codex: An Ancient American Book (2013), An Ancient American Setting for the Book of Mormon (1985), Transoceanic Culture Contacts between the Old and New Worlds in Pre-Columbian Times: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography (with Martin Raish, 1988), Images of Ancient America: Visualizing Book of Mormon Life (1998), Mormon’s Map (2000), and World Trade and Biological Exchanges before 1492.

He was a proponent of the historicity of the Book of Mormon. Sorenson has also attacked the poor scholarship that some have used in defending the Book of Mormon.  (Wikipedia)

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published three different artilces by John L. Sorenson assocated with Archaeology and the Book of Mormon.  They are as follows:

Digging into the Book of Mormon, by John L. Sorenson

Digging into the Book of Mormon, Part 1  (Ensign September 1984)
Digging into the Book of Mormon, Part 2  (Ensign October 1984)
Digging into the Book of Mormon, Part 3  (Liahona June 1985)