Marija Gimbutas

Satisfactory Essays

The very basis of the early information on this topic comes from simple archeological findings of artifacts and the use of sciences available at the time. In her work "The Indo-Europeans: Archeological Problems", Marija Gimbutas places the homeland of the Indo-Europeans in North Eastern European steppes in the region of present day Ukraine and Russia, on the cusp of Europe and Asia, moving east to west and north to south (817-818) . The culture of these peoples though somewhat varied included both settled and semi-nomadic herders, raised cattle and swine, had rich pottery making skills, and were most importantly horse-based peoples (819-820) . The importance of the mobility of horsemanship is stressed in her argument over the way these peoples

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