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Goddesses, Gimbutas and New Age archaeology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Lynn Meskell*
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Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambrisdge CB2 3DZ, England

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For a century a notion of a prehistoric Mother Goddess has infused some perceptions of ancient Europe, whatever the realities of developing archaeological knowledge. With the reverent respect now being given to Marija Gimbutas, and her special vision of a perfect matriarchy in Old Europe, a daughter-goddess is now being made, bearer of a holy spirit in our own time, to be set alongside the wise mother of old.

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