Ponomarenko is the founder and the owner of the
www.trypillia.com website. He is a president of Kolos
Corporation, a sponsor of the Trypillia-USA-Project.
Mr. M. Ponomarenko was born
in Ukraine. Shortly after graduation from Kyiv
Polytechnic Institute in 1971 he immigrated to the USA
in 1975, where he's living since.
Mr. Ponomarenko met Dr.M.Videiko (see insert at right) during his
Trypillian Tour-2000. They inspired
Mykola's interest in the Trypillian culture. The Trypillian
Tour-2000 was the beginning of what we call now "The
Trypillia-USA-Project", and details of which are presented
on this web site.
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Dr. M. Videiko is a leading Ukrainian
archaeologist specializing in the Copper Age period
and particularly in the Trypillian culture. He received
his Ph.D. from the Kyiv Institute of Archaeology in
1993. His scientific advisor was Dr. Mykola M.Shmaglij.
Prior to his Ph.D. he graduated with Master degree in
archaeology and history from the Kyiv Taras Shevchenko
State University in 1982 and came to work for the Institute
of Archaeology the same year progressively reaching
a position of a Senior Staff Scientist. Dr. Videiko
has more than 100 scientific publications including
more than ten books.
Dr. Videiko's developed number of
specialized courses, which reflect his interests in
a Social Archaeology and a Copper Age cultures. Lately
he teaches courses at the National Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
to students of the Archaeological Magisterium. One course
is under the title of "Trypillya proto civilization"
and covers a period of Trypillia culture between 5400
- 2750 BC on the territory of present Ukraine. His second
course is titled "The ancient Farming cultures
in Ukraine" and covers the Neolithic and Copper
Age cultures in Ukraine and the nearest territories
between 6500 - 2750 BC.