Kent Archaeological Review extract
 

News from the Groups.
by Various Contributors.

WEST KENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL GROUP by Peter Grant.

The main work of the Group during the Spring and Summer months has been assisting the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit on the M20 (Farningham to West Kingsdown section). This has proved a highly interesting and worthwhile undertaking with plenty of hard work. The first site to be tackled ahead of the motor-way contractors was a large one of lion Age date near Farningham.

At Darenth the patrol officer of the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit discovered, ahead of gravel extraction, a previously unknown prehistoric site. Part of the site due to be destroyed was excavated by the Unit and the West Kent Group as a joint project and proved highly successful. The site produced artifacts in association with a mass of environmental material of Mesolithic-Neolithic date.

After the heavy and hectic programme of work on the motor-way the Group will return to Lower Warbank, Kelton to continue its work there.

SITTINGBOURNE AND SWALE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH GROUP by Robert Baxter.

Since the last Review, the Group has concerned itself with processing finds from the Romano-British ditch-system winter excavations at Radfield and with liaising with Mr R Mills in his preparations for the phase of Radfield excavations scheduled for August.

In addition, several members of the Group responded to Mr P Tester's invitation to assist at the excavation at Leeds Priory. A most enjoyable and instructive few days were spent revealing parts of the dormitory and refectory areas of the 12th Century Priory.

A survey of the derelict and decaying remains of the original mediaeval church of All Saints at Murston has been completed. It is intended that this structure will be described in more detail later.

 
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