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This is a fascinating study of the ancient peoples that lived in the Baltic Sea area. The book has hundreds of drawings and photos of various archeological finds, all of which are extensively discussed. The author, a Lithuanian by birth, is world famous for her ground-breaking studies on the origin of the Indo-Europeans, and especially for her unique theory of a Goddess-ce

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Nook, 1st edition Ancient Peoples and Places [33], 286 pages
Published 1963 by Thames & Hudson
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Tomas Kinta
Jul 15, 2014 Tomas Kinta rated it really liked it
Marija Gimbutienė, anksčiau dirbusi mokslinius darbus Harvarde, profesoriavusi garsiajame Kalifornijos universitete Los Angeles (UC LA).
Knyga "The Balts" yra pirmasis šios rūšies veikalas archeologinėje mūsų literatūroje. Ji parašyta su dideliu moksliniu įžvalgumu. Archeologiniai klausimai joje sprendžiami labai argumentuotai, įtikinamai ir aiškiai. Autorei priklauso didelė padėka ir pagarba už tokio kruopštaus archeologinio veikalo parašymą. šios knygos įvade pirmiausia ji duoda trumpą, bet tai
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Gavin White
Apr 25, 2014 Gavin White rated it liked it
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A well written tome on the archaeology of the Baltic regions.I was hoping to find material on the oral and written traditions of Lithuania etc but unfortunately this resource wasn't utilised by the author.
Much of the text is scholarly in nature - largely describing artifacts and their historical and cultural settings - only occasionally does the author venture into the interpretative realms. And then it was only to identify various symbols and designs as being 'sun symbols'. My problem with thi
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Marija (Alseikaite) Gimbutas (Lithuanian: Marija Gimbutienė), was a Lithuanian-American archeologist known for her research into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of "Old Europe", a term she introduced. Her works published between 1946 and 1971 introduced new views by combining traditional spadework with linguistics and mythological interpretation, but earned a mixed reception by other ...more
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