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Does anyone know what this is? It doesn’t look like a fossil and it looks like some sort of horn/antler section of a mammal. It’s about 7cm long. Thanks in advance.

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These all look like the same side of the item is represented. Is there a shot of the opposite side?

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Mike from North Queensland

The second photo shows what looks to be a saw cut side so modern, so I would start looking at whats available at the butcher.

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9 hours ago, caldigger said:

These all look like the same side of the item is represented. Is there a shot of the opposite side?

Picture two is of the opposite side

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I agree with Mike. Looks like dregs from the butcher. Did you fish it out of the bin at the back door? At least a location can help with identification. Stratigraphy is even better.

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8 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

I agree with Mike. Looks like dregs from the butcher. Did you fish it out of the bin at the back door? At least a location can help with identification. Stratigraphy is even better.

Found in Taunton on a field

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I’ve just had a quick look at your local geology, although I myself am not at all familiar with the area, it is stated that deposits in the locality are Permian and Triassic. Found no mention of Cenozoic deposits, but maybe you know more about that than I do. Anyway, your bone does not look fossiliferous to me.

2 hours ago, Pterygotus said:

Found in Taunton on a field

 

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Pictures may not be conclusive, but is there any chance for flint/chert/silex like material?

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