Bones found at a construction site on the campus of Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor turned out not to be human, according to Bangor police.
Sgt. Wade Betters, spokesman for the department, on Friday did not say what kind of animal they came from.
Mark Stevens, director of fire and employee safety, was inspecting a construction site behind the Greystone building on the medical center’s State Street campus at about 3 p.m. when he came across the potential remains, according to hospital spokeswoman Amy Kenney.
The Greystone building is the oldest on the hospital campus and housed Bangor General Hospital, the precursor to EMMC that was founded in 1892.
The medical center began the construction project in June to reinforce a
retaining wall in the area, according to Kenney. Other items found during excavation appear to date back to the early 1900s, she said.