Human remains have been found on a Northumberland beach by a man walking his dog.
The jaw bone was discovered on the coast near to Blyth known as the Links and handed in to local police.
Following an examination by a Home Office pathologist it is believed the remains are likely to be over 100 years old, classed as "ancient".
No other body parts were found and police say at this stage they are not treating it as suspicious.
Earlier in the week the beach was cordoned off after the discovery of a World War II munitions shell.