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Cd1
I found it on the beach, what is it? b1.png  b3.png  b4.png  b22.png 
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Dirty Pete
Hi,
Looks like a flint nodule (from the Cretaceous chalk) with fossil sponge and marine encrustations. These nodules occur in all kinds of shapes and sizes and are often mistaken for bones and other things.

Pete
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Cd1
Thank you!
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Barrow Museum
As an addition to Pete's comments, with which I completely agree, I though you may be interested to know that some of these flints were collected and published upon in serious journals.  The Journal of the British Archaeological Association for March 1913 has a paper by W M Newton "On Palaeolithic figures of Flint found in the old alluvia of England and France and called figure stones".  It was thought that these stones, with an approximate resemblance to something animate (animals, body parts etc) , had been enhanced by Palaeolithic man to resemble more the object.  Here is a cow's head in flint! from that publication.Perhaps yours is one of these too.
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Cd1
Thank you! This took me to some research about how these nodules were formed. I was very curious about it because it looks like the upper part of a femur bone. Just a coincidence of nature, but it's a beautiful rock.
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