Ebba During 1937-2007

On the 15th of may 2007 one of the great profiles of Swedish osteology past away after a long battle with illness; Ebba During professor emeritus in Osteoarchaeology at Stockholm University. I am glad to have had a chance to befriend her and to have had her as a teacher. As a person she was warm and welcoming and as a teacher and mentor she was not only very good on her subject but also an inspiration and a support.

One of her last projects was the exhibition “Ansikte mot ansikte” (Face to face“) at the Wasa museum in Stockholm, an exhibition with the aim to show to know who the deceased of Wasa was.

She is also known for her work with another shipwreck; Kronan,  a Swedish ship that sank in 1676, and of course for her work with the pitted ware site of Alvastra.

It will take time to adapt mentally to the fact that she is no longer with us. I will remember her smile, her humour and her commitment to each student and to the Osteoarchaeological research laboratory. My thoughts are with her family.

Magnus Reuterdahl


About Magnus Reuterdahl

I am an archaeologist/Osteologist from Sweden. My main intrest lays in north Euorpean archaeology in, preferbly the prehistory of the late iron age and the neolithic periods. I've also got a strong intrest for Chinese archaeology, especially the neolithc Yangshao culture. I also write about cultural heritage and cultural history. Mitt namn är Magnus Reuterdahl, jag är arkeolog och osteolog och arbetar företrädesvis i Sverige även om jag gjort ett par vändor till Kina. På den här bloggen skriver jag om mitt yrke, om fornlämningar, kulturarv och kulturhistoria m m. View all posts by Magnus Reuterdahl

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