I found this piece of flint on the beach today and although a piece of flint is very much like the next bit of flint for someone that knows nothing about it (me) I was struck by the shape of this. When I picked it up it just felt like it was made to sit in my hand. The sides look to have been chiselled and the centre feels smooth just like it has been used by someone over a period of time as a hand tool, maybe a scraper?. There are also strange ripples down one side of the flint. I've never seen or held a piece of flint like this before which makes me think I may have found something a bit special? Is anyone able to give me some feedback please.
I should add that I found this on Lowestoft beach not far from Pakefield cliffs in Suffolk.
Today (02.07.13) I have been trying to research my find a little more and have been chatting on a fossil forum. I have been told that its a typical neolithic core. Neolithic / early bronze age 3,000-5,000 years old or possibly older.
It's flint indeed, but in order to find out if it's a prehistoric tool you should show it to archaeologists. You will find such experts at the British Museum. The NHM experts specialise in natural objects.