I figured there might be some archaeologists or paleoanthropologists around here who could recognize something like this?
I found what looks to me like a rock that has been carved or worked in an unusual way, but I have no idea. I gather it could be a stone tool of some sort. Found it while walking along the beach.
Ruler is in centimeters.
It looks like the remnant of a stone core … part of the process of making stone implements.
But it might be as modern as a fire strike stone used by campers!
A remnant after making multiple microliths?
Seems a pretty good resemblance, though this stone I found is considerably larger than the range of sizes given for typical microliths. Prepared core flake of some sort seems more accurate.
Maybe an ID folk can use the design filter to determine if it’s a tool or not.
All jokes aside, i think it shows signs of flaking.