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. Ladislav Varadzin, Ph.D.(* 1977 v Chebu)

Mgr. Ladislav Varadzin, Ph.D., (born in 1977 in Cheb) graduated in Egyptology and Prehistoric and Medieval Archaeology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (2002) where he was granted the title of Ph.D. in 2010. Since 2002, he has been working in the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague where he has been specialising in the archaeology of Early Middle Ages. Asan external collaborator of the Czech Institute of Egyptology (Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague) he has been acting as Field Director in the area of the Sixth Nile Cataract and has been participating in the exploration of the Old Kingdom necropolis at Abusir in Egypt. He has directed dozens of archaeological excavations at sites in the Czech Republic, the Sudan and Egypt and has published a number of articles andstudiesVýběr z bibliografie



  • (+ H. Vymazalová) Description of the structures in stratigraphic order, in: Vymazalová, H. et al. Abusir XXII: The tomb of Kaiemtjenenet (AS 38) and the surrounding structures. Praha, 9–54.
  • (+ H. Vymazalová) History and dating of the site, in: Vymazalová, H. et al. Abusir XXII: The tomb of Kaiemtjenenet (AS 38) and the surrounding structures. Praha, 173–180.
  • The Development of Přemyslid Domain h3holds in the Heart of Bohemia (A Contribution to the Discussion) . In: J. Macháček – Š. Ungermann Hrsg., Frühgeschichtliche Zentralorte in Mitteleuropa, Studien zur Archäologie Europas 14. Bonn, 2011, 405-410.



  • Bazilika sv. Vavřince na Vyšehradě. Zhodnocení dosavadních archeologických výzkumů v bazilice a jejím okolí – The basilica of st. Lawrence at Vyšehrad. An evaluation of existing archeological excavations at the basilica and surroundig area. In: B. Nechvátal ed., Rotunda sv. Martina a bazilika sv. Vavřince na Vyšehradě. Archeologický výzkum. Praha, 2009, 302-399.


  • (+ I. Štefan) Počátky farní organizace v Čechách a na Moravě ve výpovědi archeologie – [ Anfänge der Pfarrorganisation in Böhmen und Mähren in der Aussage der archäologischen Quellen]. In: J. Hrdina – B. Zilynská eds., Církevní topografie a síť pražské církevní provincie v pozdním středověku, Colloquia mediaevalia Pragensia 8. Praha, 2007, 33-54.

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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