What could spin out to be one of Scotland’s largest Pictish funeral drift is being excavated on a Black Isle in a Highlands.
Archaeologists have reliable a participation of a series of barrows, or funeral mounds, nearby Muir of Ord.
Enclosures trimming in distance from about 8m (26ft) to some-more than 40m (131ft) opposite have also been uncovered.
Archaeologists pronounced a probable Pictish barrow tomb could be about 1,400 years old.
They have also found facilities on a site that could date most serve behind into a antiquated period.
Tarradale Through Time, a plan of a North of Scotland Archaeological Society, is excavating a site.
The plan has formerly found a harpoon or stalk along with axes finished by hunter-gatherers in a Highlands 6,000 years ago.
The collection finished from red deer antlers were unclosed during a Mesolithic site nearby Muir of Ord.
The harpoon might have been used in hunts of seals and wildfowl on a mudflats of what is currently a Beauly Firth.
Steven Birch, a tomb site director, pronounced a latest mine came “hot on a heels” of a find of a formerly unrecorded Pictish mill about 6 miles (10km) divided in Dingwall.
He said: “We are looking during a vast potentially Pictish barrow cemetery, where there also appears to be some progressing antiquated activity.
“It is a really critical site with a series of block and turn barrows, as good as incomparable enclosures.
“We intend to weigh a refuge and phasing of these features, receiving radiocarbon dates from colourless and bone samples to tell a story of site over time.”