Recently, I posted some information about the Book of Mormon on my blog. An anonymous commentator asked me to provide physical evidence independent of Joseph Smith that supports the Book of Mormon.
Personally, I encourage anyone who wants to know the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon to study it and ask God if it is true. After you have gained that witness through the power of God, then you will begin to see other evidences.
But there are members of my Church, professional archeologists, who study Book of Mormon archeology. Today, I stumbled across a website illustrating some of their studies.
Again, I reiterate, the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon need not be proved by archeology, and archeology MUST NOT be the basis for your faith that the Book of Mormon is true. But because I have been asked to provide evidence independent of Joseph Smith, I submit to you this website:
Do with it what you will.