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Barnfield Pit, Swanscombe by ocifant Underneath the crap, this reads:

Swanscombe Skull Site National Nature Reserve

On this spot on 29 June 1935 A T Marston discovered the oldest known human remains in Britain.
A fossilized fragment of a skull 250,000 years old. The smaller blocks mark the sites where two further pieces of the same skull were found in 1936 and 1955.
This site was declared a National Nature Reserve in 1954. Magnus Magnusson, writer and broadcaster unveiled this memorial 29 June 1985 the fiftieth anniversary of the first discovery.
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Historic Kent
ocifant Image Credit: Alan S>
Posted by ocifant
3rd August 2003ce
Edited 3rd August 2003ce
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