I hope you can help. It was found on the beach here in ST. Pete, FL
last year and is porous like lava rock, sponge or bone and not heavy
like metal. That's about it. if you have further questions don't hesitate
to Email. Thanks, Shawn
Ideas to: Shawn
This looks like a stone used to polish objects by rubbing them
against the stone while holding it in your hand. Rubbing it will
cause the grooves in it. Maybe someone will recognize what exactly
was polished. ... Allen A.
Shawn's specimen form the beach at St. Pete could easily be
from almost anywhere due to human activity and the harbor-I've seen
a Babylonia with hermit crab in the bay. If it really is local,
it probably is worn-down fossil bone, based on the color and texture.
... Dr. David C.
- Could it be a sinker for a fishing net or line fashioned out
of a piece of limestone? ... Alan K.
- I tried to email Shawn, but got a bounce back. The Fossil
listed on April 13, 2008 by Shawn is not a fossil but appears to be
either an arrow straightener, a bolo weight, or a fining net weight.
I have seen similar object recovered in Texas. It would be difficult
to age this but it is probably paleo Amerindian. ... Ron S.