Carbon dating will be carried out on what is believed to be part of a human skull found in woodland at Sweeney Mountain, near Oswestry.
The remains were found on Saturday by an organised shooting party.
Police are continuing to search the area, although no other bones have been discovered.
Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy said it is likely to be several weeks before the results of carbon dating are received.
– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy
It appears to be part of a human skull, believed to be that of an adult male. It is 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.
A member of the public, who did not wish to be named, has told ITV News Central that a 'shoot' took place yesterday in woodland at Sweeney Mountain, Oswestry.
It's thought the bones were discovered during this event.
West Mercia Police have cordoned off an area of woodland as forensic officers try and work out the significance of the find.
Searches will be taking place today in woodland near Oswestry after bones were discovered in the area.
Police say their investigation into the discovery is at a very early stage and officers believe it is likely to be some time before they establish who or what the bones relate to.
Police in Shropshire have cordoned off an area of woodland at Sweeney mountain near Oswestry as the investigate the discovery of bones in the area.