Zdeňka Sůvová's research while affiliated with Charles University in Prague and other places

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Published in Prague Egyptological Studies: "This paper presents an archaeological report on the anonymous Fifth Dynasty mastaba AS 88 from the Abusir South necropolis, south‑west of the tomb of the official Kaaper (AS 1). The tomb was reduced to the ground in antiquity and only fundaments of its architectural disposition remain: the chapel and serd...
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Some of the most extraordinary finds from the Early Neolithic period are wooden wells. These constructions permit unusual insights into Neolithic settlements, their subsistence and environment, as well as into the surrounding landscape. A recent excavation of a Neolithic settlement at Uničov in central Moravia, Czech Republic, yielded the discovery...
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Published in Prague Egyptological Studies XXIII/2019: Mastaba AS 104 is located above the Wadi Abusiri, to the south-east of the tomb of Kaaper (AS 1). It was preserved almost to the height of the former roofing, hence almost completely. The whole structure was built on a platform with a trapezoid section and, looking from the south, it must have...
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has been hosted by Oxford, Cambridge, London, Cracow or Naples. It provides a platform for the integration of students and junior researches into the professional international Egyptological community. The Prague conference was attended by more than 100 researches from different countries and institutions. The range of topics discussed was very wid...
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Analýza dvou souborů zvířecích kostí nám nepřináší pouze nové informace o skladbě živočišné stravy dávných obyvatel. Odpadní materiál hromaděný po staletí nám umožňuje zdokumentovat vývoj v dané lokalitě od předlokačního osídlení v závěru raného středověku přes vznikající středověké město až po novověké měšťanské prostředí. Srovnáním materiálu z pr...
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The report brings an overview of the fieldwork carried out by the mission of the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Early Khartoum (Mesolithic) and Neolithic site of Fox Hill (SBK.W-20) at Jebel Sabaloka (West Bank) during the February-March 2018 field campaign. The most significant results of the field campaign include: 1) further diversificatio...
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The environmental samples were excavated during the rescue archaeological research done in the season 2013 by the National Heritage Institute in the parcel within Narodní Avenue and Mikulandska Street (New City, Prague). Floating of the samples brought a rich spectrum of ecofacts: plant macroremains, finds of wood and charcoals, remains of inverteb...
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Ostrich eggs are sought after not only for their nutrition content, but also for use in artefact industries. The egg shells can be used to make containers or items of personal decoration, such as pendants and disc beads. The latter artefacts and the process of their manufacturing were studied on the material gained through excavation in 2012 of Sou...
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The monograph evaluates the results of the archaeological research in the area of the Fifth-Dynasty Tomb AC 26 (formerly known as Pyramid Lepsius no. 23) and Late Sixth-Dynasty structures AC 32 carried out by the Czech Institute of Egyptology during three archaeological seasons from 2006 until 2009. The publication focuses on archaeological context...
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The archaeological exploration at the Mesolithic site of Sphinx (SBK.W-60) at Jebel Sabaloka (West Bank) brought to light a comparatively large collection of ostrich eggshell beads in varied stages of production. The finds were confined to the southern part of the settlement where they were retrieved from the fills of twenty-four burials uncovered...
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A multi proxy approach was applied in the reconstruction of the architecture of Medieval horse stable architecture, the maintenance practices associated with that structure as well as horse alimentation at the beginning of 13th century in Central Europe. Finally, an interpretation of the local vegetation structure along Morava River, Czech Republic...
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This synthetic study focuses on several particular aspects connected to the interpretation of artefacts discovered in the burial apartments of AS 67. Several principal groups of finds were analysed for this purpose: anthropological and zoological finds and pottery and stone vessels. According to preliminary anthropological investigation, Southern s...
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The Early Medieval settlement at Roztoky (Prague-west district, Central Bohemia) represents an extraordinary case and, at the same time, a difficult challenge in terms of interpretation among sites of the Prague-type Culture (6th–7th century AD). Primarily, the high overall number of settlement features of the given culture is what makes this site...
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The early Medieval settlement at Roztoky (Prague-west district, Central Bohemia) represents an extraordinary case and, at the same time, a difficult challenge in terms of interpretation among sites of the Prague-type Culture (6th-7th century AD). Primarily, the high overall number of settlement features of the given culture is what makes this site...
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The article presents the results of the comprehensive research of a remarkable Unetice culture find situation in central Bohemia a barrow burial. An almost undisturbed stone ring and a burial pit from former settlement feature were found in a cultural layer in Brandys nad Labem - Vrabi. The grave contained two inhumation burials one above the other...
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The work summarizes the results of analyses of environmental data from the Ledčice site and evaluates their contribution to our understanding of this monument in connection with the results of terrain excavations. Most significant from an archaeobotanical perspective is the find of grapevine, of which only a small number have heretofore been found...

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... The second part of the corpus is of Fifth Dynasty date, coming from Abusir Centre and South, from burials of the wider court elite and high officials. A model adze blade was found in tomb AS 67, Shaft 1, at Abusir South of high official Nefershepes (Fig. 2; Arias Kytnarová et al. 2013;Bárta 2019). A miniature rectangular offering basin was found in the burial chamber of "count" (hAty-a) Kakaibaef in Nakhtsare's cemetery ( Fig. 3; Krejčí 2013;. ...
... One more well was excavated at Most in Northwest Bohemia (Rulf & Velímský, 1993) and another well was discovered in Brno-Bohunice (Přichystal, 2008). Over the past 6 years, three more wells were uncovered: Uničov in Moravia (Vostrovská et al., 2020), Velim in Central Bohemia (Chlup, 2017) and Ostrov in East Bohemia (Rybníček et al., 2020). In this article, we will focus on the Moravian region. ...
... Most archaeozoological research into assemblages from Medieval Prague has focused on the basic characteristics of the osteological material obtained from particular sites. Studies that evaluate the system of livestock management are rarer; so too are studies that apply a diachronic approach that would allow the determination of long-term trends in breeding strategies (Kyselý 2015;Sůvová et al. 2018). ...
... Fifteen sites were covered by the archaeological works in 2019 ( fig. 1) While differing in their basic characteristics, the sites also differed in the history of exploration. Sphinx and Fox Hill had been registered in 2011 and extensively surveyed and excavated between 2011 and 2018 (e.g., Suková and Varadzin 2012;Varadzinová and Varadzin 2017;Varadzinová et al. 2018Varadzinová et al. , 2019. Other six sites had been registered by our team in 2011. ...
... The damage to the site was gradual: tomb AS 91 situated east of AS 88 was almost erased from the ground (Peterková , while AS 88 retained some features, especially in its northern part. Large tombs in the area, such AS 1 of Kaaper and AS 98 of Ankhires (Dulíková et al. 2018), raised the local relief of the cemetery, and wind erosion spared larger parts of these tombs, which became active as natural features of the site ("hills") rather than tombs per se. Thus, the tombs acted as natural phenomena, as "hills" elevating the surfaces of the desert. ...
... wton 2004 and Giza (Murray and Gendy 2015;Malleson 2016). Nevertheless, at present the only publications dealing with the analysis of plant remains include data from the Neolithic period 'El-Omari' (Barakat 1990), the Predynastic period 'Maadi' (van Zeist et al. 2003) and the Old Kingdom period sites of Abusir and Giza (Murray 2004Gerisch 2007a, b;Pokorn? et al. 2009;Pokorn? and Pokorn? 2010;Bene? 2011a, b;Pokorn? 2011;Pokorn? and Bene? 2014) in the Memphite region. Accordingly, our analysis and publication of plant remains from the Helwan cemetery as representative of the Early Dynastic period will help to fill a considerable gap in the agricultural and subsistence history of the Memphite region ( F ...
... визначення до виду можливе в окремих випадках з деякими засте-1. Перерахунок отриманих палеоетноботанічних результатів з кількісних показників на відсоткові дані за масою було застосовано вченими для матеріалів з празького поселення Розтоки (чехія) (див.: [Kuna et all, 2013]). На необхідність використання подібної інтерпретаційної схеми вказують і археозоологи, з певними нюансами, для ссавців: [Підоплічко, 1937; Тимченко, 1972; Журавлев, 2001, с. 63; Антипина, 2007; 2008], для риб: [Яниш, 2014]. ...
... Positive results can be seen in answering the question at what point the microbial genesis of organic matter begins to outweigh the genesis linked to plant material accumulation. The classical tools of geoarchaeological investigation, that is, the sedimentological evaluation followed by the archaeological soil organic chemistry (Bull et al., 1999;Hunt et al., 2015;Maghsoudi et al., 2014) link together proxies to establish interpretive frameworks which should be taken into account as the first ones because of the interrelationships between prehistoric human environment and alterations in soil bodies (Gerlach et al., 2006;Kuna et al., 2013;Leigh, 2001;Stinchcomb et al., 2013). Therefore, although the assessing ratios of MG to AX and of RF to AX did not bring significant results themselves, a combination of the biochemical analysis with macroscopic field evaluations and classical geoarchaeological methods can fruitfully bring well interpretable results. ...
... Holmboe 1927;Brøndegaard 1978;Weibull et al. 2002;Karg 2007, p 144). Oat is also known as horse fodder from both earlier and later periods elsewhere in Europe (Wilson 1979;Langdon 1982;Cuddeford 1995;Moore-Colyer 1995;Dejmal et al. 2014;Banerjea et al. 2020). ...
... The presence of Tilia or Alnus as common firewood has been revealed by many anthracological studies (e.g. Jansen et al., 2013;Kuna et al., 2013). The availability and proximity of firewood in the environment is one of the most important factors determining the ease with which prehistoric communities collected wood as fuel (Asouti and Austin, 2005). ...