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Roman-British site at St Paul's Cray.
Further to the brief report in KAR 25 of the re-discovery of the missing Romano-British site at St Paul's Cray, I should like to quote the National Grid Reference for its location which is NGR TQ 4715 6885. In connection with the excavation of the Romano-British site, it appears from explorations carried out by the Cray Antiquarians Association that the site was occupied in Neolithic times as well, because below the Romano-British levels was found blue alluvial clay, which yielded Neolithic debris including pieces of bone scattered across the area. These bone fragments consisted of part of a human Tibia, and may, perhaps, provide the earliest evidence of Neolithic man in Kent.
Two of the flint artifacts found are illustrated.
- Neolithic blade of blue flint (with absence of secondary working) and with bluish cortex on backbone of blade.
- Circular scraper of brownish flint with traces of yellow cortex and percussion points.