Passek, Tatiana [Пассек, Татяна], b 15 August 1903 in Saint Petersburg, d 4 August 1968 in Moscow. Russian archeologist. Passek studied at Leningrad University, then worked at the State Academy for the History of Art and the USSR Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archeology. From 1934 she took part in or led acheological expeditions in the Ukrainian SSR and the Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic on sites from the Trypilian era, most notably Kolomyishchyna. Passek put forth a scheme for the periodization of Trypilian culture that gained and has retained broad acceptance. Her major works include Periodizatsiia tripol'skikh poselenii (A Periodization of Trypilian Settlements, 1949) and Rannezemledel'cheskie (tripol'skie) plemena Podnestrov’ia (Early Agricultural [Trypilian] Tribes of the Dnister Region, 1961). She also published Trypil's'ka kul'tura: Naukovo-populiarnyi narys (Trypilian Culture: A Scholarly-Popular Survey, 1941).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]