A bronze Age cemetery has been uncovered on the Hebridian island of Barra.

The find was made during a mass excavation by Channel 4's Time Team. More than 50 archaeologists and a television crew descended on the island, population 1000, last month for the three-day dig at the Allasdale sand dunes.

The team uncovered 4000-year-old burial kists, some containing perfectly preserved skeletons. A stone wheel house, two Iron Age round houses and whale, seal and sheep bones were also among the discoveries.

The site was found after storms moved sand dunes, exposing the relics. Tony Robinson, Time Team presenter, thought the circles of stones looked like remnants of bonfires until they turned out to be stone kists.