Marija Gimbutas

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Birthday
23, 1921
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Feb 2, 1994 (73)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1921
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Feb 2, 1994 (73)

About

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.

Before Fame

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

Trivia

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

Family Life

She married architect Jurgis Gimbutas in 1941.

Associated With

She and Robert Braidwood were both famous archaeologists.