Vikentiy Khvoyka

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Vikentiy Khvoyka was a Czech-born Ukrainian archaeologist who discovered the Neolithic Trypillia culture of Ukraine and researched other archaeological cultures in the region.[1] He was born on February 21, 1850, and lived in Kyiv from 1876. Khvoyka excavated in the Kyiv and Dnieper regions and was a founder of the Kyiv Museum of Antiquities and Art. He discovered the Trypillia culture in Ukraine, which was also discovered in Romania. Khvoyka died on October 20, 1914,[2] and a street in Kyiv was renamed in his honor in 1962. A commemorative coin was issued in 2000 to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

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  1. Хвойка Викентий Вячеславович (in Russian).[dead link]
  2. "Welcome to the Trypillian e-Museum". The Trypillian Civilization Society. Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 21 November 2009.