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).

Bc. Kateřina Pořádková

2006 – 2010

Anglo-Czech High School, České Budějovice


BSc. degree in Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. BSc. thesis: Migrations of historical populations. Isotopic signatures in human bones and their application in archaeological interpretations, supervisor doc. PhDr. Jaromír Beneš, Ph.D.

od 2014

MSc. degree in Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. MSc. thesis: Monitoring of seasonality in dental cement of animals and the application of the method in archaeology, supervisor Ing. Lenka Kovačiková, Ph.D.

Field of scientific interest

Archaeology, migration, seasonality of animals

Where to find us?

Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology

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



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