|Introduction to Volume 2011|
The Trypillian Civilization Journal (TCJ), Volume 2011 is under new management. It is now published by Dr. Mykhailo Videiko and Dr. Natalia Burdo, the archaeologists from Ukraine. The original founder of this publication Mr. Mykola Ponomarenko will continue to support this journal as a consultant on technical and internet related issues. All editorial and scientific functions are now in the hands of the above mentioned archaeologists from The Ukrainian Archaeological Institute of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
Although conditions for research in Ukraine during last two decades have not been favorable, archaeologists found many interesting artifacts. Frequently, this was done through the cooperation of scientists from many countries, by the international research projects to study the Trypillian Civilization. With such cooperation, it is very important to publish in a timely manner, and make the new discoveries, as well as the unique findings of the past decades, public.
With the registration and creation of the present publication – The Trypillian Civilization Journal (TCJ), which was made possible by the efforts of our Ukrainian countryman Mykola Ponomarenko, who presently lives in the USA, it became possible for the scientists from Ukraine to publish effectively their findings. It, also, opened an information window to the world to read and study the ancient civilization of Trypillia in the form of an internet electronic journal - the first journal on this subject in English.
TCJ is a scientific publication, which is designed for specialists - archaeologists, historians, critics, and a wide range of readers interested in history and culture of Trypillia. We hope that information here will be useful and interesting not only to the specialists in Neolithic archaeology but also to the teachers of humanities, college and high school students, and museums.
Nataliia Burdo, Mykhailo Videiko
February, 2011, Kyiv, Ukraine