Ericka Engelstad (1947 - 2018)
Norwegian archaeologist Ericka Engelstad passed away on July 17th.
Professor at the Institute for archaeology and social anthropology at the University of Tromsø.
Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison.
At Tromsø from 1981, first at Tromsø museum, and from 1991 at the university.
Guest professor at Cambridge, Berkeley, and Uppsala.
Named honorary doctor at Uppsala and Göteborg universities.
Her primary research field was Stone Age archaeology, including rock art and the Alta-Kautokeino-drainage project in Finnmark.
She is perhaps most widely known for her early and pointed critique of post-processualists for their ignorance (or exclusion) of feminist perspectives as they tried to re-write how archaeology should be done, published in Antiquity (vol. 65, 1991).
She was an editor of Norwegian Archaeological Review from 1991 until 2001, and of KAN — Kvinner i Arkeologi Norge 1992–1995.
EAA Executive Board member - 2010-2013.