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Head of the Department of Archaeology

Head of the Department of Archaeology

He is interested in experimental archaeology, the development of methodology for the study of pottery-making technologies on the basis of archaeological sources and its application and the anthropology of technology.

e. richard.ther@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 533

Office No. 52160

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Secretary of the Department of Archaeology

He professionally deals with research topics associated with the period of the Late Middle Ages and modern times. He focuses on the issues related to the investigations of fortified residences, the study of the transformation of the cultural landscape during the Middle Ages and modern times, as well as the cognition of material culture and everyday life during the Middle Ages and modern times.

e. pavel.drnovsky@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 546

Office No. 52440

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Chairman of the doctoral programme subject committee

He is involved in studies of the Neolithic and activities related to this period (seafaring in the Mediterranean Sea, manufacturing technologies for the production of ground stone tools, problems of relative dating of Neolithic settlements with formative processes). His understanding of the above issues has been influenced by the implementation of the Monoxylon expeditions, activities of the Archaeopark of Prehistory, the processing of the Neolithic excavations at Mohelnice and the rescue excavation at Obědovice. This was especially due to the specific degree of preservation or the formative process behind the creation of the contents of feature fills at both sites.

e. radomir.tichy@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 518

Office No. 52450

Secretary of the doctoral programme subject committee

In his research activities, he deals with various aspects of the study of the Roman period in the Barbaricum, the archaeology of Elbe Germans (Suebi), Roman-Germanic relationships and the Migration period. He leads the archaeological excavation of the Germanic settlement and cemetery at Jevíčko and devotes himself to the study of the region of Malá Haná during the Roman period. He was a recipient of the Humboldt research scholarship in Mainz, is a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut), a founder of the international protohistorical conference “Archaeology of the Barbarians” and an employee of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Institute of Archaeology, SAV Nitra).

e. eduard.droberjar@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 271

Office No. 52470

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Assistant of the Department of Archeology

e. jakub.citterbard@uhk.cz
t. + 420 493 331 271

Office hours: Tue.+ Thu. 8:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00

Office No. 52470

Professors and Associate Professors

Assistant professor

He specializes in the Neolithic and Aeneolithic, the issues of the Moravian-East Austrian group of the Painted Pottery culture (Late Neolithic, Early Aeneolithic), rondel archaeology and aerial archaeology. He is the author and co-author of 180 publications as well as exhibitions and expositions, leader of numerous archaeological excavations.

e. jaromir.kovarnik@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 518

Office No. 52450

His broad scholarly interests touch upon almost all important topics associated with the Neolithic period. He led the research base at Bylany near Kutná Hora (1971-1988), carried out a number of projects focusing on the investigation of Neolithic settlements (Žimutice, Vochov, Křimice, Nynice, Třebenice) and their analysis based on pottery (Březno, Prague-Liboc, Močovice, Holohlavy, the regions of Kutná Hora and Kolín).

e. ivan.pavlu@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 518

Office No. 52450

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She specializes in the problems of the Bronze Age, especially of the Middle and Late ones, including the aspects of the history of research, she is also interested in the development and principles of prehistoric architecture and the protection of archaeological heritage.

e.  zuzana.blahova@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 544

Office No. 52460

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He focuses on the archaeology of the Early Middle Ages (burial rite, central sites, material culture), the archaeology of the landscape and the archaeology of warfare in modern times.

e. petr.hejhal.2@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 546

Office No. 52440

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He deals with the issues of the Iron Age in central Europe. His principal research topics include the questions of pottery production and pottery kilns of the La Tène period. He also specializes in the study of interregional contacts, military topics, architecture and material culture of the above  period.

e. tomas.mangel@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 533

Office No. 52160

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He addresses the issues of hunter-gatherer societies of the Pleistocene and Holocene periods with emphasis on a combination of approaches derived from humanities and natural sciences on a long-term basis. In recent years, he deals with the history of landscape development and the methodology of archaeological excavations. He investigates settlements of hunters near South Bohemian lakes (Švarcenberg, Tisý), Gravettian sites at Lubná, rock shelters of the Bohemian Paradise and the Neolithic mining area at Jistebsko.

e. petr.sida@uhk.cz
t. +420 493 331 544

Office No. 52460

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Research positions

He obtained his academic qualifications in Barcelona and Bologna, and gained experience as a post-doc researcher in Olomouc, Copenhagen, Paris, Turin, and Mainz. His main area of expertise is the archaeology of South-Western Europe during the 4th-9th century, with a special focus on funerary archaeology and metal small finds. He has researched a number of issues related to mobility, fashion dissemination, identity, social organization, spatial analysis, topography, economy, trade, and craftsmanship.

e. jpinarg@msn.com

Office No. 52460

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Centre of field archaeology

Head of the Centre

He deals with the issues of archaeological monument care and the methodology of archaeological excavations. He also devotes himself to the issues of spatial and landscape archaeology, the archaeology of warfare in modern times, and Iron Age society.

e. ladislav.rytir@uhk.cz
t. +420 608 614 544

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Assistant of the Centre

e. jitka.trzicka@uhk.cz
t. +420 724 803 265

Field excavation unit

Chief Archaeologist

Graduate of master’s degree of Archaeology and History at the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc. She foccuses of settlement strategy in Early Iron Age in Central Moravia. She i salso interested in Early Modern Period reenactment.

e. sylva.bambasova@uhk.cz
t. +420 737 216 089

Archaeologist

Graduate of bachelor’s and master’s studies in Classical Archeology of Trnava University in Trnava. As part of his studies and diploma thesis, he dealt with Offensive Militaries of the Hallstatt period in Slovenia. He also specializes in the issue of antique warfare in connection with ancient sports.

e. matus.barbuscak@uhk.cz

Archaeologist

Graduate of MA in Prehistoric Near Eastern Archaeology at the Masaryk University in Brno. He deals with issues of the Hyksos Enigma in the Second Intermediate Period. He is also interested in Iron Age in the Caucasus region. He participated in several foreign archaeological excavations in Armenia, Egypt, Israel, Oman and Turkey.

e. jan.marko@uhk.cz

Archaeologist

Graduate of the bachelor´s degree in Archaeology of Prehistory and Middle Ages at Faculty of Arts, Charles University. She deals with the issue of chipped stone industry and also focuses on artefacts drawing.

e. michaela.martinkova2@uhk.cz

Chief excavator

She completed her Bachelor’s studies at the Department of Archaeology, Comenius University in Bratislava and is a student of archaeology at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. In her Master’s thesis, she deals with the methodology of field walking.

e. martina.vasilova@uhk.cz

Laboratory

Head of the conservation laboratory

She focuses on Early Bronze Age cultures in Eastern Bohemia (their development, material culture, relationships with neighbouring regions). She further specializes in the preventive conservation of archaeological finds and the methodology of treatment of finds in the field. In the sphere of restoration practice, she focuses on the conservation of pottery and objects made of iron and non-ferrous metals.

e. eva.schimerova@uhk.cz
t. +420 776 720 853

Archaeologist and conservator

Graduate of the master´s degree in Archaeology at the University of Hradec Králové. She focuses on the funeral rites in the early Middle Ages – especially in Eastern Bohemia. 

e. tereza.janakova@uhk.cz

Conservator

e. kristyna.sirova@uhk.cz

Conservator

Restoration and reconstruction of ceramic vessels. Conservation of ceramics and objects made of iron and non-ferrous metals. Conservator at CETA.

e. ladislav.tomes@uhk.cz

Geoinformatics unit

GIS specialist, surveyor, and specialist in 3D technologies

He is a graduate of doctoral studies in archaeology at FF UHK. His main focus is the study of Early Neolithic roundels and the use of GIS and 3D technologies in archaeology. 

e. stepan.kravciv@uhk.cz
t. 
+420 721 701 649

GIS specialist and surveyor

She is a graduate of the master’s study of archaeology at FF UHK. Her main focus is on the La Tène period and spatial archaeology using GIS. 

e. tereza.holbova@uhk.cz

Ph.D. students

Graduate of a Master’s programme in Chemistry and Technology of Materials and a Bachelor’s programme in Technology of Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage Objects from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. Her research topic is low-fired archaeological pottery from the Iron Age, with main focus on investigating the conditions and technology of firing.

Topic of her dissertation thesis: Reconstruction of firing conditions of ceramics in the La Tène period based on the study of chemical and mineralogical properties of archaeological ceramics

e. karolina.kralova@uhk.cz

Graduate of bachelor’s and master’s studies at the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno. The dissertation deals with virtual methods and their use in anthropology and archeology. The intention is to create digital reconstructed faces of hunters-gatherers from the Upper Paleolithic. At the same time, as part of his studies at the UHK, he works at the Institute of Archeology, Czech Academy of Science in Brno (Center for Paleolithic and Paleoanthropology in Dolní Věstonice).

Topic of his dissertation thesis: Virtual reconstruction of the Gravettian population in Moravia

e. vojtech.zabojnik@uhk.cz

A graduate of Archeology at Faculty of Arts, University of Hradec Králové. He investigates on the migration period in Bohemia, especially the 5th century. At present, he works as an assistant at the Department of Archeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Hradec Králové.

Topic of his dissertation thesis: Danubian cultural influences in the Vinařice group

e. jakub.citterbard@uhk.cz

A graduate at the Department of Archeology, Faculty of Arts, University of Hradec Králové. She follows funerary practices in the Roman period. At the present time, she also works as a documentalist in the Museum of East Bohemia in Pardubice.

Topic of her dissertation thesis: Social and chronological aspects of graves and burial grounds in the Late Roman period in Bohemia

e. nikola.janovska@uhk.cz

A graduate of Archeology at the University of Hradec Králové. He investigates funerary practices from the end of the Hillfort period and the High Middle Ages. Since 2013 he has participated in an excavation at the Nesvětice site. He has also shared guidance in the excavation as an archeologist under the auspices of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archaeology, Prague since 2019.

Topic of his dissertation thesis: Medieval burial ground Nesvětice (catastral district Libkovice u Mostu)

e. podhoja1@uhk.cz; podhorsky.h@gmail.com

He deals with the issues of archaeological monument care and the methodology of archaeological excavations. He also devotes himself to the issues of spatial and landscape archeology, the archaeology of warfare in modern times, and Iron Age society.

Topic of his dissertation thesis: Archaeology of the Early Modern Age conflicts in the Jihlava region

e. ladislav.rytir@uhk.cz

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She focuses on Early Bronze Age cultures in our territory (their development, material culture, relationships with neighbouring regions). She further specializes in the preventive conservation of archaeological finds and the methodology of treatment of finds in the field. In the sphere of restoration practice, she focuses on the conservation of pottery and objects made of iron and non-ferrous metals.

Topic of her dissertation thesis: The Únětice Culture in The Hradec Králové region

e. eva.schimerova@uhk.cz

Graduate of bachelor’s and master’s degrees of Museology, Faculty of Arts, at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. She follows Neolithic and Eneolithic periods in Central Europe, especially the storage vessels.

Topic of her dissertation thesis: Social and functional context of the so-called storage objects in the Neolithic and Eneolithic in the eastern part of Central Europe

e. veronika.trubacova@uhk.cz

A graduate of Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno. She follows different taphonomic agents and their impact on osteological material from the Pleistocene in her doctoral thesis. Besides her studies at the University of Hradec Králové, she also works as a doctoral candidate at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archeology, Brno (Centre for Paleolithic and Paleoanthropology in Dolní Věstonice).

Topic of her dissertation thesis: Fragmentation of Osteological Material in Upper Paleolithic: Experiment and Archaeology

e. sona.boriova@uhk.cz

Topic of her dissertation thesis:: Non-standard small components of grave goods in the La Téne period in Central Europe

e. katerina.cechakova@uhk.cz

In his research, he deals with the archaeology of the Prussian-Austrian war of 1866 with emphasis on the investigation of military confrontations. He is employed as a field worker at the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at the FF UHK.

Topic of his dissertation thesis: Interdisciplinary research into battlefields of the Prussian-Austrian War of 1866

e. matous.holas@uhk.cz

A graduate from the Master’s programme at the Department of Archaeology, Philosophical Faculty, University of Hradec Králové. She specializes in the issues of the La Tène period. She finished her Master’s degree and defended her thesis dealing with the assessment of a La Tène rectangular enclosure near Markvartice. She currently works as an archaeologist/museum curator at the East Bohemian Museum in Pardubice, and as an archaeologist, she is also involved in the excavations associated with the construction of motorway D11 (fieldwork, preparation of excavation reports) for the UHK.

Topic of her dissertation thesis: The settlement at Tuněchody and the early La Tène period in eastern Bohemia

e. tereza.joskova@uhk.cz

So far, she has studied at the University of Hradec Králové, where she successfully defended her Bachelor’s thesis “The placement of archaeological sites and features in the landscape” and her Master’s thesis “The influence of erosion on the preservation of archaeological situations.” She is especially interested in natural processes which shape archaeological sources and the Neolithisation process, from the very creation of the revolutionary Neolithic package in the region of the Middle East until its spread throughout Europe (with a particular emphasis on Francophone countries).

Topic of her dissertation thesis: The universal equation of soil loss as a possible way to N-transforms in archaeology

e. adela.duskova@uhk.cz

A graduate in Archaeology from the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové. His research interests especially involve the study of the later chronological stage of the La Tène period, with a focus on pottery.

Topic of his dissertation thesis: La Tène painted pottery in Bohemia

e. pleskmi1@uhk.cz; miroslav.pleska@seznam.cz

A graduate from the Master’s programme at the Department of Archaeology, Philosophical Faculty, University of Hradec Králové. He follows time of the Lusatian Urnfields of the Bronze Age and mansions of the High Middle Ages. He currently works as an archaeologist/museum curator at the Museum of Bohemian Paradise in Turnov.

Topic of his dissertation thesis: The settlement development in the upper and middle Jizera region during the Lusatian Urnfields times

e. roman.sirovatka@uhk.cz