It represents an anecdote on the history of archaeological interpretation at the Lower Palaeolithic site of Barnfield Pit, Swanscombe.
Marston's thinking on the stratigraphy of the Barnfield Pit was the erosional channel and its infilling sediments that he believed was present in the western part of the pit.
The position of the southern working face of the Barnfield Pit in the late 1920s is shown in FIGURE 1, and labelled C.
In 1942 Marston published an account of flintwork from the Barnfield Pit that he exhibited to the Geologists' Association on 11 April 1942.
An historical perspective on geological research at Barnfield Pit, Swanscombe, in Conway et al.