Pelasgians

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pelasgians

 

according to ancient tradition, pre-Greek inhabitants of ancient Greece. Evidence of their existence has been found in Thessaly and Epirus and on Crete, the southern Balkan Peninsula, the islands of the Aegean Sea, and the western coast of Asia Minor. Archaeological excavations have confirmed the closeness of the cultures of the pre-Greek inhabitants of all these regions.

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Georgiev, V. “Istoriia Egeiskogo mira vo II tys. do n.e.” Vestnik drevnei istorii, 1950, no. 4.
Tiumenev, A. I. “K voprosu ob etnogeneze grecheskogo naroda.” Vestnik drevnei istorii, 1953, no. 4; 1954, no. 4.
Lochner-Hüttenbach, F. Die Pelasger. Vienna, 1960.
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