Valentin Pankovskiy studied at the History Faculty of Donetsk State University. Since 2003, after completing graduate school and up to this day, he has carried out his research work at the department of archeology of Chalcolithic – Bronze Age in the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev). His main research interests are the Bronze Age archeology with ancient bone and antler industries. Valentin Pankovskiy received his PhD degree in 2013 and then had a traineeship in use-wear analysis at the Institute of History of Material Culture in St. Petersburg. His current activity is also connected with the excavations in the Rivne region in northwestern Ukraine.