This is a small collection donated by C.Bateman and said to be from the Dorking area. Unfortunately,
The Lithics Working Group of the Prehistoric Group studied this collection and the information is collated on a spreadsheet available from the Prehistoric Group (contacts below) or in
However there were a few stone artefacts which did not appear to be of local origin including an arrowhead which may be North American. There was also a perforated granite macehead and two notched ground axes.
Consultation with a number of people in Surrey and also from English Heritage as well as a visit to the
The macehead has been formed from a distinctive red granite which resembles that found at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. It was suggested that the axes may possibly be from SE Asia, and a search of the ethnographic collections at the
If anyone could help us further with the identification of Turner, Bateman or the stone artefacts we would be pleased to hear from them. (Contacts below)
This work would not have been possible without the assistance of our current members: Jan Blatchford, Roger Ellaby, Judie English, Peter Harp,
Rose Hooker & Jen Newell, c/o Castle Arch, or: