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From the Realm of the Ancestors: An Anthology in Honor of Marija Gimbutas
In decades to come, archaeologist Marija Gimbutas will be considered one of the most important women of the twentieth century. Her pioneering, interdisciplinary research into the earliest cultures of Europe led to a startling new view of the origins and meaning of Western civilization. According to anthropologist Ashley Montagu, "Marija Gimbutas has given us a veritable Ro ...more
Paperback, 659 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Knowledge, Ideas & Trends
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Mar 05, 2021 Brian Griffith rated it liked it
This is a dense, detailed look at the archaeological legacy of Marija Gimbutas's work on prehistoric Europe. It shows how her discoveries have challenged older assumptions about the origins of civilization and the roles of women in it. More recent work has filled in a more complete picture, but this volume is still mainly fascinating. ...more
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