A new north-east archaeology project has been awarded funding from a local authority for an upcoming dig.
Mesolithic Deeside saw archaeologists and volunteers begin to dig at the River Dee in Drumoak at the start of the month.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by Aberdeenshire Council, the group has now announced it has secured phase two funding for its upcoming Heughhead dig, which is scheduled to take place in March.
Taking place between March 22 and 25, the dig is one of a programme of events put on by the group and includes surveying, test pitting, excavation and field walking.
The project hopes to investigate the River Dee area from 10,000 years ago.
It is a bid to combine academic research and fieldwork into an overview of early activity by inhabitants living and working along the river.