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Oct 13, 2013 2:04 PM

Ice age mammal tooth?

image.jpgI Found this in Skegness.  I know it is likely to be a pebble, but I am just asking just incase since if you put a line down it is exactly symmetrical, and it looks so much like a tooth.  Is it a tooth or a pebble?

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    Oct 13, 2013 6:59 PM (in response to Dan)
    Re: Ice age mammal tooth?

    I am no expert but because of its colour and its edges, I would say that it is a pice of flint.  Still it does have the shape of a tooth.

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        Oct 17, 2013 9:42 PM (in response to Dan)
        Re: Ice age mammal tooth?

        I concur with Polacanthus.

         

        The mammalian eye-mind is adept at spotting regularity, similarity, symmetry and association. In evolutionary terms, that conferred advantage by enabling us to be more effective at, for instance, recognizing and finding food (where regularity of the temporal kind also comes into play). But sometimes that adeptness can lead us to infer or suspect significance in some cases where there is none.

         

        Mike

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