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     Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 73 - 1959 page 209
                    Researches and Discoveries in Kent continued

a final attempt to locate the building wifi be made during the Autumn of 1959.

WEST WICKHAM
   A field survey of certain agricultural land in West Wickham was undertaken during February and March 1959 in an attempt to substantiate certain "finds" made by George Clinch in the nineteenth century.1 Supporting evidence was not forthcoming from any of the sites. An aerial survey of the district in July 1959, by kind co-operation of Mr. Ian Moores, also proved negative.
                                                             B. J. Philip.
                                                             M. L. Kellaway

NEOLITHIC AXES FROM DARENTH, BEXLEY
    AND EAST WICKHAM
   Four neolithic axes brought to my notice in recent years are of particular interest in being made of stone entirely foreign to the locality in which they were discovered. The distribution of such implements in relation to the source of the raw material is now recognized by prehistorians as important evidence for determining early lines of communication and possible trade-routes.
   Darenth. A polished axe found on the surface by a schoolboy at approximately Nat. Grid. Ref. TQ 563714. It has been sliced for examination at the Geological Survey 

and Museum, and the following report made:
   The specimen is made from a dark green banded rock, perhaps a crystal tuff. The thin section shows that the banding is due to concentrations of larger crystal grains alternating with finer material of the same composition. Crystals present are of plagioclase and possibly orthoclase feldspar, pale green amphibole, epidate and pale green partially altered pyroxene and chlorite; also some grains of iron ore. A few small grains of quartz are present. The larger fragments may reach 0.5 mm. in diameter. The fragments in the finer grained bands seldom exceed 0.05 mm. in diameter and are surrounded by a greater proportion of the chlorite and amphibole flakes of the matrix.
   The rock may be of S.W. England or S. Wales origin but it has not been possible to find material to match the specimen.
   Bexley. A small greenstone axe found in the garden of a house in Erith road, approximately Nat. Grid. TQ 497754, and at present on loan to Bexley Public Library.2 It has not been sliced but may be described as of dark green stone, and a very perfect specimen of its
   Antiquarian Jottings, 1889.
   Mr. P. E. Morris, F.L.A., has kindly drawn my attention to this specimen, and I am similarly indebted to Mr. F. Threlfall, F.L.A., in respect of that from E. Wickham.

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