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Monument details

HER Number:TR 26 NW 28
Type of record:Monument
Name:Hoath, Millbank, handaxes recovered from terrace gravels in south pit

Summary

Hoath, Millbank, handaxes recovered from terrace gravels in south pit


Grid Reference:TR 203 652
Map Sheet:TR26NW
Parish:HOATH, CANTERBURY, KENT

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

Full description

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Two Palaeolithic handaxes were found in bedded terrace gravel deposits in the south pit at Hoath, part of the East Blean gravel spread outcropping between 114.8 and 109 ft. OD (1-5). One was a large elongated ovate (sl. abraded), the other was a small sharply pointed form in fresh condition. Recorded in Roe's Gazetteer (6) and then in SRPP (7).


<1> Bowes, A, 1928, Palaeoliths found in England, p. 517 and Plate LXXIX (Article in serial). SKE29707.


<2> OS Card / NAR index entry, Inf Mr HE Gough Curator Herne Bay Mus (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<3> OS Card / NAR index entry, MS Notes (Dr A Bowes) possession of Herne Bay Mus (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<4> OS Card / NAR index entry, F1 ASP 28.11.63 (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<5> Field report for monument TR 26 NW 28 - November, 1963 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5864.


<6> Roe, D.A., 1968, Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites, p. 157 (Monograph). SWX6570.


<7> Wessex Archaeology, 1993, The Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project, Report No.2: The South West and South of the Thames [Vol. I - text], S-7, No. 8, p 152 (Monograph). SWX6569.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>Article in serial: Bowes, A. 1928. Palaeoliths found in England. Antiquaries Journal 8: 517-518, Plates 79-81. p. 517 and Plate LXXIX.
<2>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. Inf Mr HE Gough Curator Herne Bay Mus.
<3>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. MS Notes (Dr A Bowes) possession of Herne Bay Mus.
<4>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. F1 ASP 28.11.63.
<5>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 26 NW 28 - November, 1963.
<6>Monograph: Roe, D.A.. 1968. Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. 1-355. p. 157.
<7>Monograph: Wessex Archaeology. 1993. The Southern Rivers Palaeolithic Project, Report No.2: The South West and South of the Thames [Vol. I - text]. S-7, No. 8, p 152.
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