Marija Gimbutas was a Lithuanian-American archaeologist known for her research about the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of “Old Europe”, a term she introduced. Her works published between 1946 and 1971 introduced new views by combining traditional spadework with linguistics and mythological interpretation.
Ancient European Cultures:
Cucuteni-Trypillia Culture (Romania, Moldova, Ukraine) – ca. 6500 – 3500 B.C.
Gumelnița Culture (Dobrogea, Romania) – ca. 5000 – 4500 B.C.
Vădastra Culture (S-E Oltenia, Romania) – ca. 5000 B.C.
Hamangia Culture (Dobrogea, Romania) – ca. 4000 – 3500 B.C.
Lepenski-Vir Culture (Iron Gates, Danube – Romania and Serbia) – ca. 7500 – 5500 B.C.
Turdaș-Vinča Culture (Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia) – ca. 5500 B.C.
Etruscan golden piece with concentric circular symbols representing the sun, as well as the circular type establishments found all over the world. The swastika can also be observed and last but not least, the interwoven pointed zig-zag which can be found on traditional Romanian and European folk clothing, especially in Central and S-E Europe.