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.|
|Other names:||Lithuanian: Marija Gimbutienė|
|Alma mater:||Vilnius University|
|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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