Kevin Garstki

Office: 375 Spaulding


IEMA Postdoctoral Scholar 2018-2019
Organizer of the Twelfth IEMA Visiting Scholar Conference in 2019


Ph.D. May 2017
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Anthropology
Dissertation: Production and Technological Change: Ironworking in Prehistoric Ireland

M.A. 2009
University of Chicago, Social Science/Anthropology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Anthropology/Religious Studies

Research Interests:

Iron Age Europe; Prehistoric technology; Archaeological epistemology; Visualization and representation in archaeology; 3D scanning techniques; Digital techniques in archaeology

Selected Publications:

Garstki, Kevin
In Press. The Social Production of Iron in the First Millennium BC Ireland. Oxford Journal of Archaeology.


Garstki, Kevin, Larkee, Chris, and John LaDisa
In Press. A Role for Immersive Visualization Experiences in Teaching Archaeology. Studies in Digital Heritage.


Counts, Derek B., Averett, Erin W., Garstki, Kevin, and Michael K. Toumazou
In Press. Visualizing Votive Practice: Exploring Limestone and Terracotta Sculpture from Athienou-Malloura through 3D Models. ASOR and The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.


Garstki, Kevin
2018. Virtual Authority and the Expanding Role of 3D Digital Artefacts. In Authenticity and Cultural Heritage in the Age of 3D Digital Reproductions, P. Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, F. Galeazzi, and V. Vassallo, eds. McDonald Institute, pp. 75-81.


Garstki, Kevin, Schulenburg, Marcus, and Robert A. Cook
2018. The Practical Application of Digital Photogrammetry for fieldwork in the American Midwest: an example from the Middle Ohio Valley. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 43(2): 133-150.


Garstki, Kevin
2017. Virtual Representation: The Production of 3D Digital Artifacts. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 24: 726-750.


Garstki, Kevin
2016. Assembling the Ironsmith. In Incomplete Archaeologies: Assembling Knowledge in the Past and Present, E. M. Bonney, K. J. Franklin, and J. A. Johnson, eds. Oxbow Books, pp. 98-114


Counts, Derek B., Averett, Erin W., and Kevin Garstki.
2016. 3D Artifact Modeling and Customized Structured Light Scanning at Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus. Antiquity. 90(349): 206-218.


Garstki, Kevin, Bettina Arnold, and Matthew Murray
2015. Reconstituting Community: 3D Visualization and Early Iron Age Social Organization on the Heuneburg Mortuary Landscape. Journal of Archaeological Science.54: 23-30.


Garstki, Kevin
Under contract. Digital Innovations in European Archaeology. Elements in European Archaeology Series. Cambridge University Press.