Yesterday a co-worker passed away. I was fortunate enough to have been working with him, though unfortunately only for a much to brief a time. Björn Winberg was an inspiring man with great knowledge and understanding of archaeology and cultural heritage. I’ll remember him as a man who showed that he cared for those around him, a storyteller (mostly regarding archaeological antics) and a man with an odd but warm scene of humour.
For the last months he worked at Arkeologicentrum, but Björn Winberg has worked with cultural environment and archaeology since the early 70s. He is perhaps foremost known for his work with the surveys for ancient monuments and remains for the economic map. For many years he was s a site leader at the National Heritage Board’s ancient monuments survey, and for a period acting as department director for the same.
My thoughts are with his family in this time of grief. In memory of Björn Winberg.
Me & Björn as we worked earlier this fall in Östergötland