Smishko, Markiian

Smishko, Markiian [Смішко, Маркіян; Smiško, Markijan], b 7 November 1900 in Lviv, d 20 March 1987 in Lviv. Archeologist. A graduate of Lviv University (1931), he taught archeology there (1932–41), then directed the Lviv branch of the Institute of Archeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (1940–1 and 1944–51) before joining the Institute of Social Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (director in 1962–4; senior associate from 1970). Smishko wrote several articles about archeological research in Western Ukraine after its annexation by the USSR. A specialist in the formative period of the Eastern Slavs, he wrote several monographs, including Karpats'ki kurhany pershoï polovyny I tysiacholittia nashoï ery (Carpathian Kurhans of the First Millennium AD, 1960).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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