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Marija Gimbutas -- Curriculum Vitae

DATE OF BIRTH: January 23, 1921
TRAINING:
M.A. - University of Vilnius, Lithuania, June 1942 Ph.D. - University of Tubingen, Germany, March 1946 Postgraduate Studies - Institutes of Archaeology: Tubingen, Heidelberg and Munich, 1946-1949; Harvard University, 1950-1955
PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
1973-74 - Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences 1966 - Curator of Old World Archaeology, Cultural History Museum, U.C.L.A. 1964-89 - Professor of European Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles 1962-63 - Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1961-62 - Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 1955-63 - Research Fellow of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:
1953 - Bollingen Foundation (grant-in-aid for the preparation of the Prehistory of Eastern Europe) 1954 - Wenner-Gren Foundation (in support of Prehistory in Eastern Europe) 1958 - American Philosophical Society (grant-in-aid) 1956-1960 - National Science Foundation Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship (for the preparation of the Bronze Age Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe) 1960 - Inter-University Committee, Bloomington, Indiana (exchange scholar with the USSR and Hungary) 1960 - World Refugee Committee and Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Outstanding New American Award) 1963 - American Council of Learned Societies (in support of The Slavs) 1967 - Humanities Endowment Award (for the studies of the Neolithic period of Europe) 1967-1968 - Smithsonian Institution, Foreign Currency Program (in support of excavations of stratified Neolithic sites at Obre, Bosnia, Yugoslavia and Anza, Macedonia) 1968 - American Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (exchange professor with the USSR) 1968 - The Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year Award 1968-1969 - National Science Foundation (grant in support of the excavation at Sitagroi, Macedonia) 1968-1972 - The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (studies of southeast European Neolithic figurines and ritual pottery) 1970 - Wenner-Gren (grant-in-aid for the study of the chronology of Old Europe on the basis of radiocarbon dates and tree ring calibration) 1973 - National Science Foundation (grant in support of the UCLA excavation at Achilleton, Thessaly, and in the Sporadhes Islands) 1979-1980 - University Expeditions Program (in support of Scaloria excavations and research in Southeastern Italy) 1981 - Fulbright Fellowship (exchange lectureship with the USSR) 1982 - The Ahmanson Foundation Grant (in support of Sacred Images and Symbols of Old Europe) 1983 - The Samuel H. Kress Foundation Grant (in support of Sacred Images and Symbols of Old Europe in final title called The Language of the Goddess) and excavations of cave sanctuary at Scaloria in Southeastern Italy
ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS:
1967-1968 - Project Director, Smithsonian-sponsored excavation jointly conduced by UCLA-Sarajevo Semaljski Musej at Obre, Bosnia, Yugoslavia. Stratified Starcevo and Butmir settlements. c. 5500-4500 B.C.E. 1968-1969 - Project Director, National Science Foundation-sponsored excavation, jointly conducted by UCLA-Sheffield University at Photolivos (Sitagroi) near Drama, Greek Macedonia. Statified[??] Karanovo and Early Bronze Age tell. c. 5000-2000 B.C.E. 1969-1971 - Project Director, Smithsonian-sponsored excavation jointly carried out [?] by UCLA-stip Muzej at Anza, near Stip, Yugoslavia Macedonia. Stratified Starcevo and Vinca settlement, 6300-500 B.C.E. 1973-1975 - Project Director, UCLA excavation at Achilleion, near Farsala, Thessaly, Greece, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Stratified Neolithic tell. from c. 6500-5600 B.C.E. Sesklo culture. 1977-1980 - Project Director, jointly conducted by UCLA-Genoa University at Scaloria, near Manfredonia, Southeastern Italy. Cave sanctuary from 5600-5300 B.C.E. 1956-1960 - National Science Foundation Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship (for the preparation of the Bronze Age Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe). 1960 - Inter-University Committee, Bloomington, Indiana (exchange scholar with the USSR and Hungary). 1960 - World Refugee Committee and Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Outstanding New American Award). 1963 - American Council for Learned Societies (in support of The Slavs). 1967 - Humanities Endowment Award (for studies of the Neolithic period of Europe). 1967-1968 - Smithsonian Institution, Foreign Currency Program (in support of excavations of stratified, Neolithic sites at Obre, Bosnia, Yugoslavia and Anza, Macedonia). 1968 - American Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (exchange professor with the USSR). 1968 - The Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year Award. 1968-1969 - National Science Foundation (grant in support of the excavation at Sitagroi, Macedonia). 1968-1972 - The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (studies of southeast European Neolithic figurines and ritual pottery). 1970 - Wenner-Gren (grant-in-aid for the study of the chronology of Old Europe on the basis of radiocarbon dates and tree ring calibration). 1973 - National Science Foundation (grant in support of the UCLA excavation at Achilleton, Thessaly, and the Sporadhes islands).
EDITORIAL BOARDS:
1964 - Member of the Board, Metmenys, Chicago 1973 - Archaeology Editor, The Journal of Indo-European Studies 1976 - Associate Editor, Monumenta Archaeologica, Institute of Archaeology, UCLA 1979 - Member of the Board, Ponto-Baltica, Florence 1980 - Member of the Board, Comparative Civilizations Journal, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 1981 - Contributing Member, The Quarterly Review of Archaeology, Williamstown, Massachusetts
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Books and Articles: 1. Die Bestatttung in Litauen in der vorgeschichtlichen Zeit. Tubingen.1946. J.c.g. Mohr Verlag, 250 pp., 26 pls., 55 text illus. 2. "Prehistory of Eastern Europe, Part I. Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age cultures in Russia and the Baltic area". American School of Prehistoric Research, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Bulletin No. 20 Cambridge, Massachussetts, 1956, 241 pp., 50 pls., 126 text illus. (Second printing in 1958) 3. "Ancient Symbolism in Lithuanian Folk Art ". American Folklore Society, Memoir Series, Vol. 49, Philadelphia, 1958. 169 pp. with 157 illus. 4. "Rytprusiu ir Vakaru Lietuvos priesisoriens kluturos apzvalga. (A survey of prehistory of East Prussia and western Lithuania)". Studia Lituanica, I. (In Lithuanian with English and German summaries) New York, 121 pp., 88 fig. (English summary pp. 291-294). 5. "The Balts". Ancient Peoples and Places, vol. 33. Thames and Hudson: New York: Praeger, London:1963. 286 pp. 79 pls., 47 text figures, 11 maps. 6. Bronze Age Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. The Hague: Mouton, 1965. 681 pp., 115 pls., 462 text illus., index. 7. "I Baltici". Uomo e mito, vol. 53. Milano: Il saggiatore, 1967. 265 pp., 52 text ills., 79 plates. 8. "The Slavs". Ancient Peoples and Places, vol. 74., London: Thames and Hudson; New York and Washington, D.C.: Praeger., 240 pp., 75 pls., 48 text illus., 15 maps. 9. The Gods and Goddesses of Old Europe, 7000-3500 B.C.: Myths, Legends, Cult Images. London: Thames and Hudson; Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1974. 303 pp., 252, pls., 171 line drawings, 8 maps. 10. Obre, Neolithic Sites in Bosnia. (editor) Wissenschaftliche Mittetlungen des Bosrusch-Ilerzegowinlschen Landesmuseums, Band IV, Heft. A. Archaeologic. Sarajevo, 1974 11. Neolithic Macedonia 6500-5000 B.C. (editor) 1976, Los Angeles: Institute of Archaeology, UCLA. Monumenta Archaeologica I. 470 pp., 47 pls., 60 color frames, 250 text illus., 52 tables. 12. "The Transformation of European and Anatolian Cultures 4500-2500 B.C. and Its Legacy". Part I: The Journal of Indo-European Studies, Vol. 8, 1-2: Part II: The Journal of Indo-European Studies, Vol. 8, 3-4: Part III: The Journal of Indo-European Studies, Vol. 9. 1-2. 1980-1980. (Editor) 13. The Goddess and Gods of Old Europe, 6500-3500 B.C., London: Thames and Hudson. Berkeley-Los Angeles: . . . 15. "Baltai priesistoriniais laikais". Etnogeneze, medziagine kultura irmitologya. Vilnius: Mokalas, 1985. 192 pp., 94 line drawings, 29 plates. 16. Excavations at Sitagroi. A Prehistoric Village in Northeast Greece. Vol. I. Los Angeles. Editor with Colin Renfrew and Ernestine Elster. 515 pp. of text with text illus. and 109 plates. 17. Achilleton, A Neolithic Settlement in Thessaly, Greece: 6400-5600 B.C. (Ed. with S. Winn and D. Shimabuku.) Monumenta Archaeologica 14, Los Angeles: Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, 1986. 515pp., 109pls. 18. Civilizatie sie cultura: Vestigii prehistorice in Sud-Estul European. Bucharesti: Editura Meridiane, 1989. 295pp.,86 text illus. 19. The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe: 6500-3500BC. (In Japanese). Tokyo: UNI Inc., 1989. 20. The Language of the Goddess: Sacred Images and Symbols of Old Europe. Introduction by Joseph Campbell. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1989. c. 500 pp., 500 illustrations (with c. 2000 objects illus.). 21. The Civilization of the Goddess - the World of Old Europe. Edited by Joan Marler. HarperSanFrancisco.1991. 22. Die Balten: Urgeschichte eines Volkes im Ostseeraum.(German trans. by G.Auerback.) Frankfurt am Main: Ullstein Verlag,1991.267pp., 68illus. 23.  Die Ethnogenese der europaischen Indogermanen (The Ethnic Origins of European Indogermans).  Innsbrucker Beitrage zur Kulturwissenschaft, Innsbruck; Archaeolingua, Budapest.  Innsbruck: Institut fur Sprachwissenschaft der Universitut Innsbruck, 1`992. 313 pp.,illus. 24.  Dios y Dioses de la Veija Europa, 7000-3500a,C.: Mitos,leyendas e imagineria (In Spanish.) Madrid: Colegio Universitario de Ediciones Istmo, 1992. 313 pp.,illus. 25.  Os Baltas: Historia da origem dos antigos Prussianos, Lituanos e Letonianos (Portuguese tran. by J.E. Petraitis.) Rio de Janeiro: Nio Neris Lida, 1992. 26.  Balti aizvestuiskajos laikos: Etnogeneze, materiala kultura un mitologij. (Latvian trans. by Araminus.) Riga: "Zinatne," 1994, 226 pp., text illus. 27.  Das Ende Alteuropas: Der Einfall von Steppennomaden aus Sudrufsland und die Indogermanisierung Mitteleuropas (The End of Old Europe). Innsbrucker Beitrage zur Kkulturwissenschaft, Innsbruck; Archaeolingua, Budapest. Innsbruck: Institut fur Sprachwissenschaft der Universtat Innsbruck, 1994. 135pp., text illus. 28.  Senovine simbolika lietuviy liaudies mene (Ancient symbolism in Lithuanian folk art). Vilnius: Mintis, 1994. 144 pp., text illus. 29.  Die Sprache der Gottin (The Language of the Goddess). Frankfurt am Main:  Zweitausendeins, 1995. 416 pp., text illus, maps and tables. 1995 30. Senoji Europa (Old Europe). .Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopediju leidykla. 384 pp., 440 illus., 35 maps, 100 schemes, diagrams and tables. 1996. 31. Die Zivilisayion der Gottin (The Civilization of the Goddess) (German trans. by W. Gotting and Hse Strasmann.) Frankfurt am Main: Aweitausendeins, 1996. 420 illus., 24 color plates, 30 maps. 35 tables.  1996. 32. The Kurgan Culture and the Indo-Europeanization of Europe. Edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Karlene Jones-Bley. Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph no. 18. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Man. 1997. 33.The Living Goddesses. Edited and supplemented by Miriam Robbins Dexter. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press. 1999.

FESTSCHRIFTS
Proto-Indo-European: The Archaeology of a Linguistic Problem. Studies in Honor of Marija Gimbutas. Edited by Susan Nacev Skomal and Edgar C. Polome. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Man. 1987. From the Realm of the Ancestors: An Anthology in Honor of Marija Gimbutas. Edited by Joan Marler. Manchester, CT.: Knowledge, Ideas & Trends, Inc. 1997.Varia on the Indo-European Past: Papers in Memory of Marija Gimbutas. Edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Edgar C. Polome. Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph No. 19. Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Man. 1997.
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