Marija Gimbutas

Writer, Author

1921 – 1994

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Who was Marija Gimbutas?

Marija Gimbutas, was a Lithuanian-American archaeologist known for her research into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of "Old Europe" and for her widely accepted Kurgan hypothesis, which located the Proto-Indo-European homeland in the Pontic Steppe. Gimbutas's assertion that Neolithic sites in Lithuania and across Europe provided evidence for matriarchal pre-Indo-European societies was not well received in scholarly circles, but became a keystone of the Goddess movement.

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Born
Jan 23, 1921
Vilnius
Also known as
  • Marija Birutė Alseikaitė
Ethnicity
  • Lithuanian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Vilnius University
  • Vytautas Magnus University
Employment
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Vilnius
Died
Feb 2, 1994
Los Angeles
Resting place
Petrašiūnai Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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