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In 2013 the Northern Picts project along with the National Museum of Scotland returned to the site and undertook a programme of fieldwork that led to the discovery of more than 100 new objects from the hoard.
The objects recovered include late Roman material including coins and military equipment and fragments of native brooches, bracelets and pins. The new fieldwork has revealed that the Gaulcross hoard was much larger than previously known and is now the northernmost (pre-Viking Age) Hacksilver hoard in Europe and one of only two comparable hoards known from Pictland.
We also embed content from third parties, including social media websites, which may include cookies.However, all trace of the Picts disappeared from the written records in the 9 century AD, and only limited and contentious documentary sources survive.Northern Picts is a project that aims to uncover the archaeological traces of Pictish society in northern Scotland.We have scaled sea cliffs to discover forgotten Pictish forts and centres of power.Our community-embedded project relies on the enthusiasm, and logistical and financial support, of a wide range of sponsors.
Since 2011 the Northern Picts project has been working at Rhynie, Aberdeenshire.