Saturday, April 28, 2018

Ancient horse bones found in Lehi, Utah

A family doing landscaping in their backyard of their Lehi, Utah home found the bones of what appears to be a 16,000-year-old horse.

Even though it's a small horse, about the size of a Shetland pony, this find pokes one more hole in the argument that no horses of any kind ever existed in the Americas prior to the Spanish Conquest.

It has always seemed strange to me that we have been able to find human inhabitants in the Americas going as far back as possibly 130,000 years ago, but that there is this strange idea that not one human crossing the Bering Strait or arriving by any other route thought to bring a single pack-horse with them from the Old World to the New World. Or that not even one of these animals found their own way across the strait or along the edges of glaciers.

This is one more example of the absence of evidence not necessarily being evidence of absence. Eventually, we will find many more pieces of evidence that help confirm what we already know by testimony to be true from the Book of Mormon.