CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

Liudmyla Shatilo

Liudmyla Shatilo

Typochronological Studies on Tripolie Societies

Johanna-Mestorf-Straße 2-6, R.145
Telefon: +49 431 880-4073 

Population agglomerations at Tripolye-Cucuteni mega-sites




PhD project

Typochronological studies on Tripolie societies.

The study of typochronology in Tripolie has a long tradition, starting from the 1920s. By the beginning of the 21st century, the main cultural and chronological lines of development of Tripolie had already been outlined. However, there are certain drawbacks with these schemes: different criteria (mainly evolution of ceramic complexes) were used for the type differentiation and building the chronological systems; they often have a regional character; they are not confirmed by C14 data; different regions have been studied unequally; in some of them an apparent lack of data is observed.

Due to such a situation, there is a need to create a chronological scheme for the development of this societies which should be based not only on ceramics, but also on absolute dating, on the size and layout of settlements, technological development (including architecture, as far as it is possible), and other factors. It is suggested to compare the ceramic development with other lines of development, for example the emergence of innovations (such as cargo sledges, kilns, mega-structures, etc.), with the development and transformation of ideology etc.

For this purpose, there will be examined selected basic sites in three test regions, on the basis of which it is proposed to create a chronology, and try to interpolate it in a certain way to other territories where Tripolian settlements are found.

CRC 1266 Interlinking Group

Social Organisation and Built Space & Economies - Stability and Transformation

Research interests

Neolithic Age, South-Eastern Europe, Tripolian Culture.


2010 - 2012
M.A. History, Major Archaeology. National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", MA, Archaeology and Ancient History of Ukraine.

2006 - 2010
B.A. History. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Historical Faculty, Department of Ancient World and Middle Ages.

Work experience

2015 - 2016 
Junior research associate, Institute of Archeology of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, department of Eneolithic and Bronze Age Archeology, Kyiv.

2012 - 2014
Lecturer in Archaeology, Kyiv School Children Center, Kyiv.

2004 - 2015 
Fieldwork and excavations, Tripolian expedition of Institute of Archeology of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Talianky, Cherkasy region, headed by V. Kruts and A. Korvin-Piotrovskiy

Selected Publications

L. Shatilo, “Board games” of Early Farmers in South-Eastern Europe: Artefacts and Problems. Neolithic Cultural Phenomena in the Upper Tisa Basin. In: C. Virag (Ed), International Conference July 10-12, 2014, Satu Mare, p. 267-288 (Satu Mare, 2015).

L. Shatilo, V. Kruts, A. Korvin-Piotrovskiy, V. Chabanyuk, Talianki - Settlement-giant of the Tripolian Culture. Investigations in 2012, p. 104 (Kyiv, 2013).

L. Shatilo, Early Neolithic in Southeast Europe: Defining the Boundaries of the Region. Protection of Monuments Center Publications, p. 110-118 (Kyiv, 2013; in Ukrainian).

L. Shatilo, A. Korvin-Piotrovskiy, V. Chabanyuk, Tripolian House Construction: Conceptions and Experiments. The Tripolye culture Giant-Settlements in Ukraine: Formation, Development and Decline, p. 210-229 (Oxford 2012).

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