Marija Gimbutas

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Date of Birth January 23, 1921
Place of Birth Lithuania
Date of Death Feb 2, 1994 (73)
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Marija Gimbutas

Marija Gimbutas was a Lithuanian-American archaeologist and anthropologist known for her research into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of "Old Europe" and for her Kurgan hypothesis, which located the Proto-Indo-European homeland in the Pontic Steppe.

Born: Marija Birutė Alseikaitė, January 23, 1921, Vilnius, Central Lithuania
Died: February 02, 1994, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality: Lithuanian/American
Other names: Lithuanian: Marija Gimbutienė
Alma mater: Vilnius University
Occupation: Archaeologist
Years active: 1949–1991
Employer: University of California, Los Angeles
Known for: Kurgan hypothesis
Notable work: The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe (1974), The Language of the Goddess (1989), The Civilization of the Goddess (1991), The Balts (1961), The Slavs (1971)

About Marija Gimbutas

Lithuanian-American archaeologist known for her research on Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures. She is best known for advocating the theory that pre-Indo-European societies were matriarchal.

Marija Gimbutas Before Fame

She studied at Vytautas Magnus University and the University of Vilnius.

Achievement of Marija Gimbutas

She is known for her Kurgan hypothesis, which locates the Proto-Indo-European homeland in the Pontic Steppe.

Marija Gimbutas Family Life

She married architect Jurgis Gimbutas in 1941.

Associations of Marija Gimbutas

She and Robert Braidwood were both famous archaeologists.

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Latest information about Marija Gimbutas updated on April 18, 2021.

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