1980–1986, Charles University of Prague, the study of archaeology ("The production and interpretation of the wooden objects from the Neolithic until the end of the Bronze Age in Central Europe" Thesis in archaeology, PhDr. in archaeology
1983–1992 Institute of Archaeology, Academy of Science Prague, archaeologist
1995–present, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
2002–present: Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology, University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Biological Sciences (Head of Laboratory), Head of Department
2005–present: Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of South Bohemia, Assoc. Prof.
PhD in Botany 2006 at Univ. of South Bohemia, (“The woodland vegetation structure of the Bohemian landscape in the Holocene on the basis of palaeoecological analyses). PhD. Thesis.
2013 - Associate Professor in Landscape Ecology, University of Life Sciences, Prague (“Origins of Agriculture. Perspective of Palaeoecology and Environmental Archaeology”)
Vybrané publikace za posledních 5 let
Janovský, M. P., Karlík, P., Horák, J., Šmejda, L., Asare Opare, M., Beneš, J. and Hejcman, M., 2020. Historical land-use in an abandoned mountain village in the Czech Republic is reflected by the Mg, P, K, Ca, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Rb, Zr, and Sr content in contemporary soils. Catena, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.104347
Fanta, V., Zouhar, J., Beneš, J., Bumerl, J. and Sklenička, P., 2020. How old are the towns and villages in Central Europe? Archaeological data reveal the size of bias in dating obtained from traditional historical sources. Journal of Archaeological Science, 113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2019.105044
Kučera, L., Peška, J., Fojtík, P., Barták, P., Kučerová, P., Pavelka, J., Komárková, V., Beneš, J., Polcerová, L., Králík, M., Bednář, P. 2019. First direct evidence of broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum) in Central Europe, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-00798-4
Kovárník, J., Beneš, J. 2018: Microscopic Analysis of Starch Grains and its Applications in the Archaeology of the Stone Age, Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 9.1. 83-93. DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2018.1.6
Kučera, L., Peška, J., Fojtík, P., Barták, P., Sokolovská, D., Pavelka, J., Komárková, V., Beneš, J., Polcerová, L., Králík, M. and Bednář, P., 2018. Detetermination of milk products in ceramic vessels of Corded Ware culture from a Late Eneolithic burial. Molecules, 23(12), 3247; DOI:10.3390/molecules23123247
Beneš, J., Naumov, G., Majerovičová, T., Budilová, K., Bumerl, J., Komárková, V., Kovárník, J., Vychronová, M., Juřičková, L. 2018. An Archaeobotanical Onsite Approach to the Neolithic Settlements in Southern Regions of the Balkans: The Case of Vrbjanska Čuka, a Tell Site in Pelagonia, Republic of Macedonia, Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 9.2., 121–145. DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2018.2.1
Beneš, J., Vondrovský, V., Šída, P., Divišová, M., Kovačiková, L., Kovárník, J., Vavrečka, P. 2015: The rare deposition of the Neolithic (SBK) grinding tools and longhouse 8 from Hrdlovka (Czech Republic): analysis and 3D virtual reconstruction, Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica 6.2, 161-179. DOI: 10.24916/iansa.2015.2.3
Archaeologist and archaeobotanist. His area of research is the interaction between humans and the environment in the Holocene, archaeology of the Neolithic period and archaeobotany. In 1983–1992 he led large scale rescue excavation in NW Bohemia, including the Neolithic site of Hrdlovka with a large number of houses. In 1990-1995 was co-director of the Ancient landscape reconstruction in Bohemia project with Sheffield University. The project has been supported by British Academy. From 1995–to 2000 he was a member of the research team of the University of South Bohemia to study the Holocene history of the Šumava Mts. landscape. In 2002 he founded the Laboratory of Archaeobotany and Palaeoecology USB. His analytical specialization in archaeological wood and anthracology. He is also a member of the Institute of Archaeology, Philosophical Faculty, USB, where he teaches environmental archaeology, bioarchaeology of the Neolithic period and landscape archaeology.
Since 2005 he is appointed as a co-worker in the Czech Institute of Egyptology and was a member of 5 expeditions in Abusir, Egypt. Since 1997 he is a member of the International Workgroup for Palaeoethnobotany. He was in 2010 appointed as Chair of Editorial Board of the international journal Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica. Since 2013 is the director of PAPAVER - Centre for human and plant studies in Europe and Northern Africa in the postglacial period. In the years 2016–2018, he is involved in a bioarchaeological research project of the Neolithic tell-site at Vrbjanska Cuka, Republic of North Macedonia, since 2019 he does bioarchaeological research around Ohrid lake. In 2018 Jaromír Beneš started project of Traces in Savanna. Abandoned villages in Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal.
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