ERNESTINE S. ELSTER featured panelist in celebration of Marija Gimbutas

Ernestine S. Elster, an associated researcher at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, was a featured panelist at a conference of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington, to be held remotely on Friday, April 30 at 9 a.m. PST. The panel discussed “Feminist Anthropology of Old Europe: Celebrating the Centennial of Marija Gimbutas.” Gimbutas (1921–1994) was a professor of archaeology at UCLA and internationally renowned for her study of the arrival of the Proto-Indo-European languages and culture in Europe. Elster was a graduate student of Gimbutas and participated in four of her archaeological expeditions. She is currently the director of the Mediterranean Laboratory at the Cotsen Institute.