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Cucuteni culture


Definition: The Cucuteni culture is a Neolithic/Chalcolithic civilization dated to 5400-2750 BC, found in the former soviet republic of Ukraine (where it is called Trypillian) and Romania. The type site near Trypillia was discovered by Russian archaeologist Vicenty Khvoika in the late 19th century.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.
Also Known As: Trypillian Civilization
Trypillia, Ukraine

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