Oleg Petrauskas is an archaeologist from the Institute for Archaeology at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kiev. He studied archaeology in the pedagogical Institute A.M. Gorki and in the Institute for Archaeology at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kiev. Following this he received a doctorate in 1993 and obtained a fellowship in the Institute for slavic archaeology. Oleg Petrauska`s research focuses on the archaeology of the Barbaricum and the Czernjachov culture in the early roman imperial period in the regions of Ukraine, Moldavia and Eastern Romania. Since 2011 he has investigated the settlement area of Komariv which is known as an unique site of glass findings. During his stay at Topoi he carries out his research within the research group (A-6-10) Glass Production of the 3rd and 4th century in Komariv by summing up the results of excavational field works and the geomagnetic prospections and by preparing a final publication on these investigations. Besides that he supports the research group (A-6-4) Wheel-Thrown Pottery Distribution.