West Mercia Police sais this morning (Monday) that carbon dating will be carried out on what is believed to be part of a human skull found in woodland at SweeneyMountain, near Oswestry.
Police are continuing to search the location although no other bones have been discovered to date.
The remains were found on Saturday by an organised shooting party.
Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy said today it is likely to be several weeks before the results of carbon dating are known.
He said: “It appears to be part of a human skull, believed to be that of an adult male. It’s possibly many years old but until tests have been carried out we cannot be sure.
“A pathologist will also examine the remains and an anthropologist is also assisting. We will be carrying out further searches of the area to establish if there are any other skeletal remains.”
The Shropshire coroner, Mr John Ellery has been informed.