Hi I have recently been on a trip to Whitby and took a walk down onto Port Mulgrave to fossil hunt. I found the usually things expected to found on this little cove. However I also found a item I have never come over before. It does look like someone as found it before me and as attempted to tamper with it. it it appears to be of a fyborus material which has a smell of sulphur and the centre seams to be solidified sap in it that has the apperance of amber. Could you please help me to identify it. I am also wondering wether it also has tried to be burnt or melted. Thank-you.
I agree with Josh.
I wonder if it is a sap-collecting bowl from far afield (I imagine it would float well and proce quite long-lasting).
Since nobody on NaturePlus seems to recognize it, I suggest you email the team and see if they'd be willing to have a look at it in real life (either take it in or post it). They might be able to analyse the fibres and the resin.
I suggest you phone, or use this form (explaining that your object does not fall readily into the existing categories) http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/contact-enquiries/forms/
Please let us know what happens.
looks remarkably like a used one of these, my instant reaction was something to do with a cocnut