Megan Kasten

Research title

The Govan Stones: A Digital Corpus of the Early Medieval Sculpture

Research summary

My research focuses on the implementation of three-dimensional imaging technologies, especially photogrammetry and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), in the analysis of the construction of the sculpted stones found at Govan. Primarily my work seeks to address questions concerning early medieval carved stone workshop organization, to identify the potential use of templates for carved decorative motifs, and to highlight the benefits of three-dimensional reconstructions for both research and public outreach.




  • College of Arts PhD Scholarship 2015 – present
  • University Trust International Leadership Scholarship 2012


  • Megan Kasten. Three-Dimensional Imaging of the Govan Stones. Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium, 2016, University of Bristol.


  • Archaeology Theory and Practice
  • Archaeology of Scotland