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Flint Axe from Edenbridge.
This axe was found on the surface of the first river terrace in river gravels at Devil's Den, Edenbridge in 1968. (NGR TQ 438 452). It is of pinkish-grey flint with lighter spots. It is stained ochre above and is in excellent condition. The finder was Mr P J Gray of Dormansland and the axe is now in private ownership.
Mr D N Broadfoot of the West Kent Border Group was invited to comment. In his opinion
"the axe appears to have a tranchet flake-bed at its point and a blunted butt. It is likely to be a late-Mesolithic type, perhaps dating to about 8,000-4,000 BC. It has a median ridge and resembles W F Rankine's West Surrey type IIB, also known as a Thames pick."