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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 1  1858  page 43
ON ANGLO-SAXON REMAINS RECENTLY DISCOVERED AT FAVERSHAM, AT WYE, AND AT WESTWELL, IN KENT. BY C. ROACH SMITH, ESQ
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were even more slow to recognize and appreciate this class of their more remote national antiquities; and while Celtic, Roman, and Medieval remains were zealously investigated, the Teutonic were entirely overlooked. Now, however, they occupy their proper position in archaeological studies; and on the Continent, as well as in England, their importance is acknowledged and appreciated by all educated persons who possess any feeling for the history of their native country.
   I will not, on the present occasion, enter upon a review of the errors of past times in reference to the Saxon antiquities of our island, nor trace the progress of that process of careful comparison by which we have been enabled to correct mistakes, to place the study upon a firm and rational footing, and assist inquiry by accumulated facts. In the present stage of research, to avoid retrogression, it will be sufficient for me to refer to the works in which the subject .has been fully discussed,1 and accompanied by those illustrations which are so indispensable in studies of this peculiar and; and I shall limit my remarks to the additional materials which have been discovered, during the present year, at Faversham, at Wye, and at Westwell; and (thanks to the exertions of Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Thurston, and yourself) have been saved from the disastrous fate which, in so many instances, has befallen similar remains.
   1 Menia Britannica, 1793.—Inventorium Sepulchrale; by Bryan Faussett, from 1757 to 1773, printed 1856.—;Collectanea Antiqua, 1843-1858.— Archaeological Album, 1845.—Antiquities of Richborough, Reculver, and Lymne, 1850.—The Celt, the Roman, and the Saxon, 1852.—Remains of Pagan Saxondom, 1855.—On Anglo-Saxon Antiquities, with a Particular Reference to the Faussett Collection ; by T. Wright, in the Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, vol. vii., 1855.-—Burial and Cremation; by J~. M. Kemble, in the Archaeological Journal, Wo. 48. —Fairford Graves; by W. M. Wylie, 1852.—History and Antiquities of the Isle of Wight; by G-. Hillier, 1856.—The Burning and Burial of the Dead; by W. M. Wylie, in Archeologia, vol. xxxvii., 1858. For a complete list, including foreign works, see pp. 55,56, Inventorium Sepulchrale.

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