is an archeological name for the Neolithic culture that existed
on the territory of present-day Ukraine. This culture is also
known as Cucuteni on the territory of Romania. The real
historical name for this culture is not fully established
or agreed upon by scientists, but some researchers consider
this culture to be the ancient
In our "articles" section more discussions about
the historical name of this culture can be found.
It is accepted that Trypillian culture was
discovered in the year 1897 near the small village of Trypillia
(south of Kyiv, Ukraine).
Vicenty Khvoika, the archeologist
who made the discovery, named this new and unknown to the
world culture - The Trypillian Civilization. From that
moment on, the territory of Ukraine became a homeland to one
of the most ancient civilizations - The Trypillian Civilization,
which flourished on her territory between 7,500 to 4,750
years back in history.
The main purpose of this Internet site is
to educate the world about The Trypillian Civilization through
the collection of articles, reproductions of artifacts from
many museums, lists of references, numerous links and other
Welcome to the discovery of the Trypillian
Correct spelling for word "Trypillia"
is a Ukrainian word. It is a name
of Ukrainian village. In English this word should be
transliterated according to the official Ukrainian-English
transliteration system, which was adopted by the Ukrainian Legal
Terminology Commission on April 19, 1996 -
According to this system there can be only one correct transliteration of the word
and it is --
Unfortunately, on the
Internet and in some publications one can find other spellings of this word, which are not
correct, but for the researchers they can be useful. These
incorrect spellings are: TRYPILLYA, TRYPILIA, TRIPILLIA,
TRIPILIA, or similar.
It must be noted that village Trypillia is pronounced
differently in Russian and for the Russian pronunciation there
is a corresponding
English spelling, which can be useful for the
researchers to know. The correct Russian spelling should be
TRIPOLIE. The other possible Russian spellings are: TRIPOLLIE, TRIPOLE, or
We encourage all to use a correct spellings, as indicated above.
particularly insist on the usage of spelling
which is derived
from Ukrainian pronunciation
of the name of the village, as most appropriate and correct, since village Trypillia is
Time came to establish a uniform term for this archaeological name.
This is very important. A uniform name will
improve internet searches and reduce potential misunderstandings
misinterpretations in publications, references and discussions.