I posted an image of a wee stone thingy I found tumbling among granite rocks on a Scottish beach. I grabbed said thing and souvenired it—
—the Spouse has it still tucked safely away somewhere, but it isn’t at all big. From memory in length somewhere twixt one and two inches …
No-one has ever given me a satisfactory suggestion as to what it might be. A headless stoney doll comes to mind, or an anthropomorphic sheaf of oats … for all I know it could have washed down from the hills many years ago, and/or been tumbled for centuries.
And now, rabbiting about on the web I happened across this wee cutie
which to my mind does bear a faint resemblance— but I guess it would need a few weeks (okay, perhaps a few millennia) of tumbling to smooth it off enough to become comparable.
I lifted the piccie of ‘the Tan Tan Venus’ from this website—
for TTV: CLICK HERE
—and shall be forever troubled. Could my lovely smooth clean wee cutie possibly be an artefact between several hundred thousand and half a million years old?