Sites & cities that bear the name of Trypillia


Today in : Ukraine
First trace of activity : ca. 5,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3,500 B.C.E
Recorded names : Трипiлля, Триполье, Tripolye

Description : Trypillia (Ukrainian: Трипiлля, Russian: Триполье, Tripolye) is a village in the Obukhiv Raion (district) of the Kyiv Oblast in central Ukraine, with 2,800 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2005). It lies about 40 km (25 mi) south from Kyiv on the Dnieper. Trypillia is the site of an ancient mega-settlement dating to 4300–4000 BCE belonging to the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture. Settlements of this culture were as large as 200 hectares. This proto-city is just one of 2440 Cucuteni-Trypillia settlements discovered so far in Moldova and Ukraine. 194 (8%) of these settlements had an area of more than 10 hectares between 5000–2700 BCE and more than 29 settlements had an area in the range 100–450 Hectares. It was near Trypillia that archaeologist Vikentiy Khvoyka discovered an extensive Neolithic site of the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture, one of the major Neolithic-Chalcolithic cultures of Eastern Europe. Khvoika reported his findings in 1897 to the 11th Congress of Archaeologists, marking the official date of the discovery of this culture.

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