Based on a project to study early urbanism in prehistoric Europe, this international exhibition explored the Trypillia mega-sites of Ukraine.
Visitors could find out more about the Trypillia-Cucuteni culture of Eastern Europe, one of the largest and most enduring Old European groups. Dating from 4800 to 2800 BC and extending for over two thousand square kilometres, the Trypillia-Cucuteni people maintained their traditions of housebuilding and house-burning, making animal and human figurines and fine ceramics.
This exhibition, produced by the Durham – Kyiv – Kirovograd Project, explored the Trypillia culture and the research archaeology that is finding out more about this fascinating culture.
Photograph of experimental archaeology in action, replicating the house-burning which was part of Trypillia-Cucuteni culture of Eastern Europe.