Vermont State Police say human remains, including part of a skull, have been found on private property as it was being excavated in Northfield.
Police say the skull piece and other skeletal remains found at the construction site will be sent to an FBI laboratory for further investigation.
The office of the Vermont chief medical examiner and a University of Vermont anthropologist determined that the bones are human.
Vermont State Police say investigators are not speculating on the origin or identity of the remains until further analysis is done. An archaeologist for the state Division of Historic Preservation is also examining the site.