An award-winning forensic scientist, 800 years of history in Dumfries and Galloway, and unusual buried treasure feature in our look back on the month of December in Scottish archaeology.
Forensic scientist Sue Black wins book award
BBC, 30 November
How secrets of 12th century Scots castle were lost in the mists of time
The Herald, 8 December
Research reveals ancient valleys buried beneath Scotland
BBC, 12 December