Almost single-handedly, through her excavations and discovery of artifacts and remnants from European cultures predating both Egyptian and Greek civilization, the late Marija Gimbutas revamped both history and the field of archaeology. Here she speaks about the thousands of Goddess-related figurines she unearthed, pointing to the existence of peaceful European cultures that existed for millennia prior to 1500 B.C.E. The many faces of the Goddess emerge, giving voice to her life-giving and Earth-restoring energies down through the centuries.
Gimbutas was a professor of archaeology at UCLA, and is the author of Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe (UC Press 1982) and The Language of the Goddess (Harper & Row 1989).
Program Number: 2163 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 11/8/1989