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About the Laboratory

Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology (LAPE) is specialized research body of the university founded in September 2002 at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia as part of the Department of Botany.

Research activity of laboratory members is targeted at the area of bioarchaeology and palaeoecology, namely archaeobotany, archaeozoology, but also other specializations dealing with interaction between humans and environment in history. Bachelor, magister and doctor theses namely in botany, zoology and environmental archaeology are developed within the laboratory. In the case of environmental archaeology, laboratory closely collaborates with the Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy. LAPE comprises research in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. LAPE also offers services for other research bodies. Besides consultancy concerning natural sciences in archaeology LAPE provides analytical work in several areas of bioarchaeology. LAPE co-edits the international journal Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica, Natural Sciences in Archaeology (IANSA).

Mgr. Jitka Kosňovská

1999 – 2003

high school J. A. Komenského, Nové Strašecí

2003 – 2004

language school Lingua Viva in Prague (English, Spanish)

2004 – 2009

Bachelor study atFaculty of Science; bachelor thesis:The archeobotanical research of the Early Modern waterlogged cesspit in Prague-Celetná street and possibilities of photography documentation (supervisor: Doc. PhDr. Jaromír Beneš Ph.D., doc. RNDr. František Weyda, CSc.)

2005 – 2006

Stop-out: studying in USA

1. 12. 2009 – 15. 3. 2011

Employed in Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Paleoecology as Archaeobotanist and involved in project of the archaeobotanical database program ArboDat

6/2009

Artcamp / international summer school of art, Plzeň: Photographic courses

2009 – 2011

Master study at Faculty of Science; Master thesis: Archaeobotanical analysis ofRenaissance vault infills from Vladislav Hall,Old Royal Palace, Prague Castle, Czech Republic (supervisor: Doc. PhDr. Jaromír Beneš Ph.D.)

2011 – 2013

Postgradual study at Faculty of Science; PhD. thesis: Archaeobotany and ethnobotany of the early modern time Prague castle

 

Conferences and publications:

  • 31. 5. – 5. 6. 2010 15th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.Poster: Kosňovská J., Beneš J., Frolík J., Matiášek J. Archaeobotanical analysis of the Early Modern vault infill from Vladislav Hall, Old Royal Palace, Prague Castle, Czech Republic.
  • 9. – 10. 2. 2011  7. Conference of environmental archaeology, Brno. contributions: 1) Kosňovská J.: The origin, spread and utilization of sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) 2) Beneš J., Čulíková V., Kosňovská J., Frolík J., Matiášek J.Luxury plants in the Prague castle in the early modern time: Mediterranean footprint in Central Europe
  • 5. – 10. 9. 2011 Environmental Archaeology of Urban sites, GdaňskPrezentace: Kosňovská J., Beneš J., Frolík J., Matiášek J. Archaeobotanical analysis of the early modern waste-vault infill from Vladislav hall, Prague castle.
  • 2011: Kosňovská J., Houfková P., Kovář D.: Lannova street, České Budějovice, based on archaeobotanical analyses and historical sources, Archeologické výzkumy vjižních Čechách, 24/2011, 263-280.
  • 2012 Beneš J., Čulíková V., Kosňovská J., Frolík J., Matiášek J.: Luxury Goods at Prague Castle: the Archaeobotany of Imported Useful Plants in the Early Modern Period, Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica. Natural Sciences in Archaeology
  • 2013 (in public): The origin, archaeobotany and ethnobotany of sweet chestnut (Castaneasativa Miller) in the Czech Republic, Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica. Natural Sciences in Archaeology

 

 

Where to find us?

Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology

  • Department of Botany
  • Faculty of Sciences,
  • University of South Bohemia
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  • Na Zlaté stoce 3
  • 370 05 České Budějovice

 

Contact

+420 38 903 6306
+420 38 903 6308

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