Chernysh, Oleksander [Черниш, Олександер; Černyš], b 25 July 1918 in Kholmy, Chernihiv gubernia, 16 August 1993 in Lviv. Archeologist; research associate of the archeology section of the Institute of Social Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR. A graduate of Kyiv University, Chernysh studied a number of archeological sites from the Paleolithic Period and Mesolithic Period. His works devoted to the history of the inhabitants on Ukrainian and Moldavian territory during the Stone Age include Volodymyrivs'ka paleolitychna stoianka (The Volodymyrivka Paleolithic Site, 1953), Paleolitychna stoianka Molodove V (The Paleolithic Site Molodove V, 1961), and ‘Karta paleolitu URSR’ (Map of the Paleolithic Era in the Ukrainian SSR) in Naukovi zapysky Instytutu suspil'nykh nauk AN URSR (vol 2, 1954), and many others.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]