Marija Gimbutas

647,166 FANS LOVE Similar
Date of Birth January 23, 1921
Place of Birth Lithuania
Date of Death Feb 2, 1994 (73)
Horoscope Aquarius

🎉 Countdown to Marija Gimbutas's birthday 🎂

  • --Days
  • --Hours
  • --Minutes
  • --Seconds
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.

Information related to Marija Gimbutas

  • Lewis H. Morgan - Lewis Henry Morgan was a pioneering American anthropologist and social theorist who worked as a railroad lawyer. He is best known for his work on kinship and social structure, his theories of social evolution, and his ethnography of the Iroquois.
  • J. P. Mallory - James Patrick Mallory is an American archaeologist and Indo-Europeanist. Mallory is an emeritus professor at Queen's University, Belfast; a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and the editor of the Journal of Indo-European Studies and Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group.
  • Yamna culture - The Yamna people or Yamnaya culture was a late Copper Age to early Bronze Age culture of the region between the Southern Bug, Dniester and Ural rivers, dating to 3300–2600 BC. The Yamna culture is identified with the late Proto-Indo-Europeans, and is the strongest candidate for the Urheimat of...
  • Vinča script - The Vinča symbols, sometimes known as the Danube script, Vinča signs, Vinča script, Vinča–Turdaș script, Old European script, etc., are a set of untranslated symbols found on Neolithic era artifacts from the Vinča culture of Central Europe and Southeastern Europe.
  • Johann Jakob Bachofen - Johann Jakob Bachofen was a Swiss antiquarian, jurist, philologist, anthropologist, and professor for Roman law at the University of Basel from 1841 to 1845.
  • Lithuanian feminists
  • Lithuanian archaeologists
  • Vytautas Magnus University alumni
  • Matriarchy
  • Lithuanian emigrants to the United States
  • Indo-Europeanists
  • Vilnius University alumni
Latest information about Marija Gimbutas updated on April 18, 2021.

All the latest news & top stories related to Marija Gimbutas