Ancient pipe stem?

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Found in surf of river. Eastern NC.
Was packed with sand, removed with small screwdriver. It appears to be made with red clay.
 

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Sorry, it is natural, not an artifact. Blow up the pictures looking inside the hole, there is no signs of being drilled, no signs on outside of being worked my man either.
 
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Sorry, it is natural, not an artifact. Blow up the pictures looking inside the hole, there is no signs of being drilled, no signs on outside of being worked my man either.
I agree and disagree. I agree that there are no signs of being drilled and no outward signs of being worked by man.

However, it’s atypical perimeter and surface is crudely formed, hard-baked red clay. With its shiny, outer patina lost to the sands of time, the artifact was deteriorated yet protected by the surf and water.
 

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I agree and disagree. I agree that there are no signs of being drilled and no outward signs of being worked by man.

However, it’s atypical perimeter and surface is crudely formed, hard-baked red clay. With its shiny, outer patina lost to the sands of time, the artifact was deteriorated yet protected by the surf and water.
It is a fossil, most likely a burrow fossil... Here is another example.

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Thanks Treasure_Hunter! Would you please tell me how to tag the post on the fossil forum?
Do you mean you want it moved to the fossil forum, I can move it for you?
 
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Do you mean you want it moved to the fossil forum, I can move it for you?
That would be great, thanks. If possible, I’d like to share it in multiple forms (NA and Fossils). Is it possible to share the same post in multiple forums? And if so, how to?
 

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Sorry, as a fossil it does not belong in the Indian Artifact forum, I will move it to the fossil forum.
 

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