An Archaeological Evaluation of the Gimbutas Paradigm


  • Brian Hayden Simon Fraser University



neo-paganism, archaeology, Marija Gimbutas, Neolithic Age


As an archaeologist, I found Mara Keller’s assessment of the discipline and Marija Gimbutas’ contributions to it in the August 1998 issue of The Pomegranate both inaccurate and disturbing. Keller’s portrayal of archaeologists is a parody of the discipline a half century ago, while she uncritically accepts Gimbutas’ Interpretations which are fraught with very real problems.


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How to Cite

Hayden, B. (2020). An Archaeological Evaluation of the Gimbutas Paradigm. Pomegranate, 35–46.