Mgr. Lenka Varadzinová, Ph.D.

Lenka Varadzinová   lenka.varadzinova(at)ff.cuni.cz
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Lenka Varadzinová (born Suková) studied Egyptology and Indian Studies (specialisation in Hindi language) (master’s programme) and Egyptology (doctoral programme) at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. In April 2015, she defended in front of a commission her dissertation entitled The rock art of Northeast Africa: A case study of rock paintings from the Czechoslovak Concession in Lower Nubia. Between 2003 and 2006, she worked in the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures in Prague as the curator of the Department of Prehistory and Ancient History of the Middle East and North Africa. Since 2007, she has been working as a researcher in the Czech Institute of Egyptology focusing on the economic, technological, cultural and social development in the region of Northeast Africa in the Early and Middle Holocene (ca. 9000–3000 BC) and processing the epigraphic and archaeological documentation from the research by the Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology in Lower Nubia between 1961 and 1965 during the UNESCO-organised rescue campaign. Since 2009, she has been directing the interdisciplinary research in the area of Jebel Sabaloka and the Sixth Nile Cataract in the Sudan and taking part in the exploration of the Institute´s second archaeological concession in the Sudan – at Usli.

 

2008 – 2015: PhD study of Egyptology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, with a doctoral dissertation project dealing with “The rock art of Northeast Africa as a source for our understanding the past cultural and social developments in the area”.
2002–2008: study of Egyptology and Indian Studies with a specialisation in Hindi language for a master’s degree at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, completed by defence of the master’s degree work on “The rock art of Lower Nubia”.
1997–2001: study of Hindi language for a bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, completed by defence of the bachelor’s degree work on “The image of India in the Czech society and literature of the 19th century”.

Research projects (principal investigator)

2017–2019: Communities and resources in late prehistory of Jebel Sabaloka, central Sudan: from analysis to synthesis (Czech Science Foundation project no. 17-03207S; co-investigator: RNDr. Petra Havelková, Ph.D., National Museum, Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology)

2009–2011: The Rock Art of Northeast Africa in the Context of Landscape and Archaeology (project No. GA UK č. 259 025)

Selected bibliography

Monographs and edited volumes

  • Varadzinová L. 2016. From Aswan to Khartoum: Czech archaeological explorations between the Nile cataracts. Prague: Charles University in Prague.
  • Onderka P., Vrtal V. et al. 2014. Núbie. Země na křižovatce kultur / Nubia. A Land on the Crossroads of Cultures. Wad Ben Naga 2014. Praha: Národní muzeum.
  • Dospěl M., Suková L., eds. 2013. Bahriya Oasis: Recent Research into the Past of an Egyptian Oasis. Prague: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts.
  • Suková L. 2011. The Rock Art of Lower Nubia (Czechoslovak Concession). Prague: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts.
  • Suková L. 2011. The Rock Paintings of Lower Nubia (Czechoslovak Concession). Prague: Charles University in Prague.
  • Lisá L., Suková L., Cílek V., Lisý P. 2011. Sabaloka a Šestý nilský katarakt. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze.

Chapters in books and papers in edited volumes

  • Varadzinová Suková L., Varadzin L., Lisá L., Pacina J., Pokorný P. (forthcoming). Exploration of the site of Sphinx (SBK.W-60), Jebel Sabaloka (West Bank): Findings of the 2014 field campaign. In: Kabaciński J., Chłodnicki M., Kobusiewicz M. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Symposium “Desert and the Nile: Late Prehistory of the Nile Basin and the Sahara” (Poznań, 1–4 July, 2015). Poznań: Poznań Archaeological Museum.
  • Varadzinová Suková L. (forthcoming). Sacred places in the profane landscapes of Lower Nubia: a case study from the Czechoslovak concessions. In: Bárta M., Janák J. (eds.) Profane Landscapes, Sacred Spaces. New Directions in Anthropological Archaeology, Equinox.
  • Varadzinová Suková L., Sůvová Z., Cílek V., Odler M., Pokorný P., Varadzin L. (forthcoming). The production and consumption of ostrich eggshell beads at the Mesolithic site of Sphinx (SBK.W-60), Jebel Sabaloka: view from Trench 2 (2012). In: Honegger M. (ed.) Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference for Nubian Studies (Neuchâtel, 1-6 September 2014) – “Nubian Archaeology in the XXIst Century. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, Peeters Editions.
  • Varadzinová L., Varadzin L. 2016. Od lovců k pastevcům: počátky svébytné africké cesty dějinami [From hunters to herders: the beginnings of the peculiar African path through history]. In: Pokorný P. (ed.) et al., Afrika zevnitř. Kontinentem sucha a věčných proměn, 265–293. Praha: Nakladatelství Academia.
  • Suková L. 2015. Pictures in place: a case study from Korosko (Lower Nubia). In: Kabaciński J., Chłodnicki M., Kobusiewicz M. (eds.) Hunter-Gatherers and Early Food Producing Societies in Northeastern Africa, 119–143. Poznań: Poznań Archaeological Museum.
  • Suková L., Varadzin L., Pokorný P. 2014. Prehistoric research at Jebel Sabaloka, Central Sudan (2011–2014). In: Sázelová S., Hupková A., Mořkovský T., eds. Mikulov Anthropology Meeting, 149–153. Brno.
  • Dospěl M., Suková L. 2013. Exploration of the El-Hayz Oasis: Issues, approaches, challenges. In: Dospěl M., Suková L. (eds.) Bahriya Oasis: Recent Research into the Past of an Egyptian Oasis, 3–18. Prague.

Papers in journals

  • Varadzinová L. (forthcoming). The rock art of Northeast Africa: Methodological achievements and perspectives of further research. Journal of African Archaeology 15 (2017).
  • Varadzin L., Varadzinová L., Pacina J. (forthcoming). From holes to huts: reconstructing an extinct type of architecture at the Sixth Nile Cataract (Sudan). Antiquity 91 (2017).
  • Varadzinová L., Varadzin L., Čuláková K., Řídký J., Sůvová Z. 2016. Výzkum lokality Sfinga (SBK.W-60) v pohoří Sabaloka v centrálním Súdánu: poznatky z výzkumné sezóny 2015 [Exploration of the site of Sphinx (SBK.W-60) at Jebel Sabaloka in central Sudan: findings of the 2015 field campaign]. Pražské egyptologické studie XVI: 47–61.
  • Varadzinová Suková L., Varadzin L., Bajer A., Lisá L., Pacina J., Pokorný P. 2015. Tracing Post-depositional Processes at Mesolithic Occupation Sites in Central Sudan: View from the Site of Sphinx (SBK.W-60) at Jebel Sabaloka. Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology VI (2): 133–150.
  • Suková L., Varadzin L. 2015. Výzkum lokality Sfinga (SBK.W-60) v pohoří Sabaloka v centrálním Súdánu: poznatky z výzkumné sezóny 2014 [Exploration of the site of Sphinx (SBK.W-60) at Jebel Sabaloka in central Sudan: findings of the 2014 field campaign]. Pražské egyptologické studie XIV: 56–65.
  • Varadzinová Suková L., Sůvová Z., Cílek V., Odler M., Pokorný P., Varadzin L. 2015. Diskovité korálky ze skořápek pštrosích vajec z mezolitického sídliště Sfinga (SBK.W-60), pohoří Sabaloka (centrální Súdán) [Disc-shaped beads from the Mesolithic site of Sphinx (SBK.W-60), Jebel Sabaloka (central Sudan)]. Pražské egyptologické studie XIV: 66–71.
  • Varadzinová Suková L., Varadzin L., Havelková P., Novák J., Pokorná A., Pokorný P. 2015. Raně postmerojský pohřeb lučištníka z pohoří Sabaloka [Early Post-Meroitic burial of an archer from Jebel Sabaloka]. Pražské egyptologické studie XIV: 72–78.
  • Lisá L., Bajer A., Brůna V., Varadzinová Suková L., Bárta M. 2015. Archeologie versus archeologizace: příkladová studie Usli, Súdán [Archaeology versus archaeologization: a case study from Usli, Sudan]. Pražské egyptologické studie XIV: 115–120.
  • Sůvová Z., Suková L. 2014. Ryby a rybolov v súdánském mezolitu a neolitu: předběžné výsledky z pohoří Sabaloka [Fish and fishing in the Sudanese Mesolithic and Neolithic: preliminary results from Jebel Sabaloka]. Pražské egyptologické studie XIII: 61–67.
  • Cílek V., Adamovič J., Suková L. 2014. Sandstone columns of the 3rd Nile Cataract (Nubia, Northern Sudan). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 58, Suppl. 4, 149–163.
  • Suková L. 2014. František Lexa v Egyptě. Zpráva o studijní cestě zakladatele egyptologie v Československu do Egypta v letech 1930–1931 [František Lexa in Egypt: Account of the study trip conducted by the founder of Egyptology in Czechoslovakia to Egypt in 1930–1931]. Pražské egyptologické studie XII: 40–50.
  • Bárta M., Suková L., Brůna V. 2013. The latest explorations at Usli, Northern Province. Sudan & Nubia 17: 66–69.
  • Suková L., Varadzin L. 2013. Od lovců k pastevcům: otázka neolitizace severovýchodní Afriky [From hunters to herders: the issue of Neolithisation of Northeast Africa]. Živá archeologie 15 (1): 25–31.
  • Suková L., Varadzin L. 2012. Sabaloka Project: Exploration of Jebel Sabaloka (West Bank), 2009-2012. Sudan & Nubia 16: 118–131.
  • Suková L., Varadzin L. 2012. Sabaloka Dam Archaeological Salvage Project: Výzkum pravěkého osídlení v pohoří Sabaloka v centrálním Súdánu [Sabaloka Dam Archaeological Salvage Project: Exploration of the prehistoric occupation at Jebel Sabaloka in central Sudan]. Pražské egyptologické studie 10: 3–10.
  • Suková L., Cílek V. 2012. The Landscape and Archaeology of Jebel Sabaloka and the Sixth Nile Cataract, Sudan. Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica – Natural Sciences in Archaeology III (2): 189–201.
  • Suková L. 2011. The “Venus” of Jebel Uweinat (SE Libya). Sahara 22: 117–124.

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