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. Since 2014 LAPE is a separate department of Faculty of Science.

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. et Mgr. Adéla Novotná

2001 – 2009

High School Litoměřická, Prague


BSc. degree in Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. BSc. thesis: An animal husbandry background of castle premises from the High Gothic period. A case archeozoological study of Hus castle (Prachatice district, CZE), supervisor Ing. Lenka Kovačiková, Ph.D.


MSc. degree in Zoology (Archaeozoology), Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. MSc. thesis: Have somatic parameters of wild Equidae in captivity been changing?, supervisor RNDr. Jan Robovský, Ph.D.


MSc. degree in Anthropology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. MSc. thesis: The use of the stable isotope analysis of carbon and nitrogen in the dietary reconstruction of the Lombard population in relation to the health status, supervisor Mgr. Sylva Kaupová, Ph.D.

Since 2017

PhD. degree in Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Field of scientific interest

Archaeozoology, anthropology, stable isotope analysis

Where to find us?

Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology

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



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