Notice of Inventory Completion: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY, 40366-40370 [E8-15908]

Download as PDF 40366 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices human remains and associated funerary object to the Ho–Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Otoe–Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Effigy Mounds National Monument is responsible for notifying the Ho–Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Otoe–Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska that this notice has been published. Dated: May 30, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–15906 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, and Ontario Counties, NY. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Rochester Museum & Science Center professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cayuga Nation of New York; Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; Seneca Nation of New York; Seneca–Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York (formerly the St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York); Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York; and Tuscarora Nation of New York. In 1930, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals were removed from the Alhart Site (Bgn 015), Town of Sweden, Monroe County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center field expedition. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of 10 individuals were removed from the Alhart Site (Bgn 015), Town of Sweden, Monroe County, NY, and donated by Charles Alhart to the museum in 1933. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Alhart Site (Bgn 015), Town of Sweden, Monroe County, NY, and probably donated by Charles Alhart to the museum in 1933. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Alhart Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca). Based on material culture and C14 dates, the site is dated to A.D. 1450–1560. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Belcher Site (Hne 008), Town of Richmond, Ontario County, NY. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1912, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Belcher Site (Hne 008), Town of Richmond, Ontario County, NY, by Frederick Houghton. In 1942, the human remains were donated to the Rochester Museum & Science PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Center by the Buffalo Museum of Science. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Belcher Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dating to A.D. 1540–1560. In 1973, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals were removed from the surface of the Brongo Site (Bgn 032), Town of Ogden, Monroe County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center at the request of the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the surface of the Brongo Site (Bgn 032), Town of Ogden, Monroe County, NY, by Mr. Springer and Mr. McCabe and placed in the collection of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the surface of the Brongo Site (Bgn 032), Town of Ogden, Monroe County, NY, by the Monroe County medical examiner and given to the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of 10 individuals were removed from the Brongo Site (Bgn 032), Town of Ogden, Monroe County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The nine associated funerary objects are four shell beads, three chert flakes, one possible hammerstone, and one lot of charcoal. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections, the Brongo Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450– 1550. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Caledonia Gravel Pit Site (no number), Town of Caledonia, Livingston County, NY, by person(s) unknown. In 1932, the human remains were donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center by Tim McKay. No known individual was E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1932, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals were removed from the Caledonia Gravel Pit Site (no number), Town of Caledonia, Livingston County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Caledonia Gravel Pit Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1540–1560. In 1952, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from the Davis Site (Bgn 017), Town of Chili, Monroe County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center field expedition. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1963, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Davis Site (Bgn 017), Town of Chili, Monroe County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Davis site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1400– 1600. In 1933, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, Livingston County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center field expedition. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is a possible stone pestle. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, Livingston County, NY, by Charles F. Wray, and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1936. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1936, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, Livingston County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center excavation. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 In 1938, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, Livingston County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center excavation. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of five individuals were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, Livingston County, NY. In 1963, the human remains were given to the Rochester Museum & Science Center by Charles Wray. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the Durkee Site have identified occupations during the Middle and Late Woodland periods, as well as the post–European contact period. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the human remains from the Durkee Site have been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450–1550. In 1926, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Fall Brook Ossuary Site (Cda 018), Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. The three associated funerary objects are one pottery fragment, one stone fragment, and one skull of a small animal. In 1937, human remains representing a minimum of 27 individuals were removed from the Fall Brook Ossuary Site (Cda 018), Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center excavation. No known individuals were identified. The 44 associated funerary objects are 1 trumpet style pottery pipe, 1 elbow style pottery pipe, 1 pottery rimsherd, 2 potsherds, 1 woodchuck or muskrat mandible, 3 bone fishhooks, 2 bone awls, 1 bone splinter, 2 wild turkey wing bones, 2 turtle femurs, 2 deer phalangeal cones, 1 bone pendant, 5 tubular bone beads, 1 cylindrical bone bead, 1 perforated elk canine, 1 perforated bear canine, 1 slate pendant, 1 plano convex adze, 1 celt or adze in process, 2 triangular chert projectile points, 1 T-base chert drill, 1 chert knife or cache blade base, 1 chert flake, 1 cylindrical shell bead, 2 tubular shell beads, 1 discoidal shell bead, 3 shell pendants, and 2 snail shells. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Fall PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40367 Brook Ossuary Site (Cda 018), Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, by Albert Hoffman and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1963. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of five individuals were removed from the Fall Brook Ossuary Site (Cda 018), Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, by Albert Hoffman and Charles Barton. The human remains were salvaged from a plowed field. In 1961, the human remains were donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the Fall Brook Ossuary Site have identified occupations during the Middle and Late Woodland periods, as well as the post–European contact period. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Fall Brook Ossuary Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450–1550. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Farrell Site (Hne 016), Town of Caledonia, Livingston County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center expedition. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Farrell Site (Hne 016), Livingston County, NY. No additional details are available. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the Farrell Site have identified Archaic and Late Woodland occupations. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the human remains from the Farrell Site have been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1300–1350. In 1959, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Fletcher Site (Can 028), Town of Bristol, Ontario County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center expedition. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on archeological context, this individual has been identified as Native American. Based on site location and E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 40368 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Fletcher Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1350–1450. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Footer Site (Can 029), Town of Bristol, Ontario County, NY, and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center by the Morgan Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association in 1962. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Footer Site (Can 029), Town of Bristol, Ontario County, NY, by Alton Parker and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1968. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1985, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Footer Site (Can 029), Town of Bristol, Ontario County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center excavation. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Footer Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1300–1400. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Fort Hill Site (Bgn 001), Town of LeRoy, Genesee County, NY, during excavations by Albert Hoffman and Charles Barton and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1955. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Fort Hill Site (Bgn 001), Town of LeRoy, Genesee County, NY. No additional data is available. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology and archeological context, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Fort Hill Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450–1550. In 1949, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 removed from the Hammond Gravel Pit Site (Bgn 003), Town of Wheatland, Monroe County, NY, by John Bailey and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, this individual has been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Hammond Gravel Pit Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450–1550. In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of 13 individuals were removed from the Hilliard Site (Can 003), Town of East Bloomfield, Ontario County, NY, during an expedition by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is a burnt fragment of wood. At an unknown date, but probably in 1934, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from the Hilliard Site (Can 003), Town of East Bloomfield, Ontario County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Hilliard Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450– 1550. In 1935, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Klink Site (Hne 025), Town of Rush, Monroe County, NY, during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Archeological investigations from the Klink Site have identified several occupation periods. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the human remains from the Klink Site have been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100–1250. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Maplewood Station Site (Roc 006), Town of Chili, Monroe County, NY. No additional information is available. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, but probably in 1929, human remains representing a PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 minimum of one individual were removed from the Maplewood Station Site (Roc 006), Town of Chili, Monroe County, NY, possibly excavated by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Maplewood Station Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450–1550. In 1914, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Markham Site (Hne 013) near Avon, Town of Rush, Monroe County, NY, by Harrison C. Follette. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1926, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Markham Site (Hne 013) near Avon, Town of Rush, Monroe County, NY, by William A. Ritchie during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of 12 individuals were removed from the Markham Site (Hne 013) near Avon, Town of Rush, Monroe County, NY, by Charles F. Wray and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1963. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the Markham Site have identified occupations during the Middle and Late Woodland periods, as well as the post–European contact period. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the materials from the Markham Site have been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450–1550. In 1982, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Markham Pond Site (Hne 103), Town of Rush, Monroe County, NY, during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, this individual has been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Markham Pond Site has E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100–1250. In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of eight individuals were removed from the Martin Road Gravel Pit Site (Roc 004), Town of Henrietta, Monroe County, NY, during an expedition by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The nine associated funerary objects are five bone awls and four bone fragments (non–human). In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals were uncovered by workmen at the Martin Road Gravel Pit Site (Roc 004), Town of Henrietta, Monroe County, NY, and collected by Arthur C. Parker and William A. Ritchie for the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Martin Road Gravel Pit Site (Roc 004), Monroe County, NY, by the Monroe County Coroner’s office and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1950. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Martin Road Gravel Pit Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450–1550. In 1969, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Murawski Site (Roc 039), Town of Webster, Monroe County, NY, during a salvage expedition by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a projectile point. Based on skeletal morphology, this individual has been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Murawski Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100– 1300. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Palmer A Site (Bgn 021), Town of Wheatland, Monroe County, NY, by Donald Mitchell, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1948. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1949, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 removed from the Palmer A Site (Bgn 021), Town of Wheatland, Monroe County, NY, by William A. Ritchie during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Palmer A Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450– 1550. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Rapp Farm Site (Hne 038), Town of Rush, Monroe County, NY, by Albert Hoffman and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1936. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals were removed from the Rapp Farm Site (Hne 038), Town of Rush, Monroe County, NY, and donated by Charles F. Wray to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1963. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Rapp Farm Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100– 1250. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Richmond Mills Site, Town of Richmond, Ontario County, NY, by Frederick Houghton and donated by the Buffalo Museum of Science to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1942. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Richmond Mills Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1540–1560. In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of 23 individuals were removed from the Sackett Site (Can 001), Town of Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY, during an expedition by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The 15 associated funerary objects are 9 projectile points, 1 antler projectile point, 2 bone fragments (non– PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40369 human), 2 cylindrical bone beads, and 1 bone bead made from a human femur. At an unknown date, but probably in 1934, human remains representing a minimum of five individuals were removed from the Sackett Site (Can 001), Town of Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY, probably during an expedition by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the Sackett Site have identified Late Woodland, as well as post–European contact components. Based on site location, continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, and C14 dates, these cultural items from the Sackett Site have been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100–1250. In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals were removed from the Schantz Site (Bgn 016), Town of Ogden, Monroe County, NY, and collected by the Monroe County Coroner’s office. The human remains were donated by the Coroner to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1949. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is a pottery pipe. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Schantz Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450– 1550. In 1938, human remains representing a minimum of eight individuals were removed from the Shakeshaft Gravel Pit Site (Bgn 019), Town of Riga, Monroe County, NY, during an expedition of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from the Shakeshaft Gravel Pit Site (Bgn 019), Town of Riga, Monroe County, NY, during excavations by Albert J. Hoffman and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1961. No known individuals were identified. The seven associated funerary objects are one pottery pipe, three fresh-water clam shells, two bird bone fragments, and one turtle shell fragment. In 1961, human remains representing a minimum of 19 individuals were removed from the Shakeshaft Gravel Pit Site (Bgn 019), Town of Riga, Monroe County, NY, during a salvage expedition E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 40370 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Shakeshaft Gravel Pit Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1400–1500. In 1928, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals were removed from the Volmer Farm Site (Roc 005), Town of Henrietta, Monroe County, NY, during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are one pottery pipe and one bone awl. Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Volmer Farm Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450– 1550. In 1956, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the surface of the Wadsworth Fort Site (Cda 011), Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on archeological context, this individual has been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Wadsworth Fort Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1540–1560. In 1924, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Warbois Site (Bgn 014), Town of Chili, Monroe County, NY, during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on skeletal morphology, this individual has been identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Warbois Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1350–1450. Officials of the Rochester Museum & Science Center have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of 251 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Rochester Museum & Science Center also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 3001 (3)(A), the 93 objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the Rochester Museum & Science Center have determined that pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Seneca Nation of New York, Seneca– Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, and Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Gian Carlo Cervone, Senior Registrar, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607–2177, telephone (585) 271–4552 x310, before August 13, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Seneca Nation of New York, Seneca– Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, and Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Rochester Museum & Science Center is responsible for notifying the Cayuga Nation of New York; Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; Seneca Nation of New York; Seneca–Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York; and Tuscarora Nation of New York that this notice has been published. Dated: June 5, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–15908 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, AK. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Michigan Rock Cave, near Tanaga Island, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, AK. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 professional staff with assistance from the Alaska State Office of History and Archaeology, in consultation with representatives of the Aleut Corporation; Native Village of Atka, represented by the Atka IRA Council and Atxam Corporation; and Unangan Repatriation Commission, a non–federally recognized Native Alaskan group. In 1950, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from the Michigan Rock Cave on a small islet off of Tanaga Island in the Aleutian Islands, Unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, AK, by Dr. Theodore P. Bank II, during permitted archeological excavations. The human remains were taken by Dr. Bank to the University of Michigan where they were curated until his death, at which time they were sent to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was later notified of the existence of the human remains and after consultation with the Aleut Corporation, the human remains were sent to The Museum of the Aleutians in Unalaska, AK. No known individuals were identified. The 21 associated funerary objects are 14 wooden bidarka pieces, 2 pieces of matting, 1 piece of birch bark, 1 bone implement, 1 foreshaft with remnant of iron point, 1 large mammal bulla, and 1 basalt blade. There are no radiocarbon dates available for the human remains. All known dated cave burials from the Aleutians are younger than 2,000 years old (Black 1982, pg 24; Black 2003, pg 36; Hayes 2002). The burial context and physical traits of the human remains are consistent with those observed for pre– contact Aleut populations. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Rochester Museum & Science 
Center, Rochester, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Rochester Museum & Science Center, 
Rochester, NY. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, and Ontario Counties, NY.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Rochester 
Museum & Science Center professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Cayuga Nation of New York; Oneida Nation of New 
York; Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; Seneca 
Nation of New York; Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Saint Regis Mohawk 
Tribe, New York (formerly the St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New 
York); Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of 
Seneca Indians of New York; and Tuscarora Nation of New York.
    In 1930, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals 
were removed from the Alhart Site (Bgn 015), Town of Sweden, Monroe 
County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center field 
expedition. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of 10 
individuals were removed from the Alhart Site (Bgn 015), Town of 
Sweden, Monroe County, NY, and donated by Charles Alhart to the museum 
in 1933. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the Alhart Site (Bgn 015), Town of 
Sweden, Monroe County, NY, and probably donated by Charles Alhart to 
the museum in 1933. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, 
the Alhart Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca). Based on 
material culture and C14 dates, the site is dated to A.D. 1450-1560.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the Belcher Site (Hne 008), Town of 
Richmond, Ontario County, NY. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1912, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Belcher Site (Hne 008), Town of Richmond, Ontario 
County, NY, by Frederick Houghton. In 1942, the human remains were 
donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center by the Buffalo Museum 
of Science. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, 
the Belcher Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dating to 
A.D. 1540-1560.
    In 1973, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals 
were removed from the surface of the Brongo Site (Bgn 032), Town of 
Ogden, Monroe County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center at 
the request of the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the surface of the Brongo Site (Bgn 032), Town of 
Ogden, Monroe County, NY, by Mr. Springer and Mr. McCabe and placed in 
the collection of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the surface of the Brongo Site (Bgn 032), Town of 
Ogden, Monroe County, NY, by the Monroe County medical examiner and 
given to the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of 10 individuals 
were removed from the Brongo Site (Bgn 032), Town of Ogden, Monroe 
County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known 
individuals were identified. The nine associated funerary objects are 
four shell beads, three chert flakes, one possible hammerstone, and one 
lot of charcoal.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture as represented in other collections, the Brongo 
Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Caledonia Gravel Pit Site (no number), 
Town of Caledonia, Livingston County, NY, by person(s) unknown. In 
1932, the human remains were donated to the Rochester Museum & Science 
Center by Tim McKay. No known individual was

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identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1932, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals 
were removed from the Caledonia Gravel Pit Site (no number), Town of 
Caledonia, Livingston County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science 
Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, 
the Caledonia Gravel Pit Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), 
dated to A.D. 1540-1560.
    In 1952, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals 
were removed from the Davis Site (Bgn 017), Town of Chili, Monroe 
County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center field 
expedition. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1963, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Davis Site (Bgn 017), Town of Chili, Monroe 
County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture, the Davis site has been identified as Iroquois 
(Seneca), dated to A.D. 1400-1600.
    In 1933, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, Livingston 
County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center field 
expedition. No known individuals were identified. The one associated 
funerary object is a possible stone pestle.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, 
Livingston County, NY, by Charles F. Wray, and donated to the Rochester 
Museum & Science Center in 1936. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1936, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, Livingston 
County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center excavation. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1938, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals 
were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, Livingston 
County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center excavation. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of five 
individuals were removed from the Durkee Site (Hne 012), Town of Avon, 
Livingston County, NY. In 1963, the human remains were given to the 
Rochester Museum & Science Center by Charles Wray. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the 
Durkee Site have identified occupations during the Middle and Late 
Woodland periods, as well as the post-European contact period. Based on 
site location and continuities of material culture, the human remains 
from the Durkee Site have been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated 
to A.D. 1450-1550.
    In 1926, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Fall Brook Ossuary Site (Cda 018), Town of 
Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & Science 
Center. No known individual was identified. The three associated 
funerary objects are one pottery fragment, one stone fragment, and one 
skull of a small animal.
    In 1937, human remains representing a minimum of 27 individuals 
were removed from the Fall Brook Ossuary Site (Cda 018), Town of 
Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science 
Center excavation. No known individuals were identified. The 44 
associated funerary objects are 1 trumpet style pottery pipe, 1 elbow 
style pottery pipe, 1 pottery rimsherd, 2 potsherds, 1 woodchuck or 
muskrat mandible, 3 bone fishhooks, 2 bone awls, 1 bone splinter, 2 
wild turkey wing bones, 2 turtle femurs, 2 deer phalangeal cones, 1 
bone pendant, 5 tubular bone beads, 1 cylindrical bone bead, 1 
perforated elk canine, 1 perforated bear canine, 1 slate pendant, 1 
plano convex adze, 1 celt or adze in process, 2 triangular chert 
projectile points, 1 T-base chert drill, 1 chert knife or cache blade 
base, 1 chert flake, 1 cylindrical shell bead, 2 tubular shell beads, 1 
discoidal shell bead, 3 shell pendants, and 2 snail shells.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the Fall Brook Ossuary Site (Cda 018), 
Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, by Albert Hoffman and donated 
to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1963. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of five 
individuals were removed from the Fall Brook Ossuary Site (Cda 018), 
Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, by Albert Hoffman and Charles 
Barton. The human remains were salvaged from a plowed field. In 1961, 
the human remains were donated to the Rochester Museum & Science 
Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the Fall 
Brook Ossuary Site have identified occupations during the Middle and 
Late Woodland periods, as well as the post-European contact period. 
Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the Fall 
Brook Ossuary Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to 
A.D. 1450-1550.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Farrell Site (Hne 016), Town of 
Caledonia, Livingston County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science 
Center expedition. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Farrell Site (Hne 016), Livingston 
County, NY. No additional details are available. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the 
Farrell Site have identified Archaic and Late Woodland occupations. 
Based on site location and continuities of material culture, the human 
remains from the Farrell Site have been identified as Iroquois 
(Seneca), dated to A.D. 1300-1350.
    In 1959, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Fletcher Site (Can 028), Town of Bristol, Ontario 
County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center expedition. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Based on archeological context, this individual has been identified 
as Native American. Based on site location and

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continuities of material culture as represented in other collections 
from the site, the Fletcher Site has been identified as Iroquois 
(Seneca), dated to A.D. 1350-1450.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Footer Site (Can 029), Town of 
Bristol, Ontario County, NY, and donated to the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center by the Morgan Chapter of the New York State 
Archaeological Association in 1962. No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Footer Site (Can 029), Town of 
Bristol, Ontario County, NY, by Alton Parker and donated to the 
Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1968. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1985, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Footer Site (Can 029), Town of Bristol, Ontario 
County, NY, during a Rochester Museum & Science Center excavation. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, 
the Footer Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 
1300-1400.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Fort Hill Site (Bgn 001), Town of 
LeRoy, Genesee County, NY, during excavations by Albert Hoffman and 
Charles Barton and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 
1955. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Fort Hill Site (Bgn 001), Town of 
LeRoy, Genesee County, NY. No additional data is available. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology and archeological context, these 
individuals have been identified as Native American. Based on site 
location and continuities of material culture, the Fort Hill Site has 
been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    In 1949, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Hammond Gravel Pit Site (Bgn 003), Town of 
Wheatland, Monroe County, NY, by John Bailey and donated to the 
Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, this individual has been identified 
as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material 
culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Hammond 
Gravel Pit Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 
1450-1550.
    In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of 13 individuals 
were removed from the Hilliard Site (Can 003), Town of East Bloomfield, 
Ontario County, NY, during an expedition by the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The one 
associated funerary object is a burnt fragment of wood.
    At an unknown date, but probably in 1934, human remains 
representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from the 
Hilliard Site (Can 003), Town of East Bloomfield, Ontario County, NY, 
by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture, the Hilliard Site has been identified as Iroquois 
(Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    In 1935, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Klink Site (Hne 025), Town of Rush, Monroe 
County, NY, during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science 
Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Archeological investigations from the 
Klink Site have identified several occupation periods. Based on site 
location and continuities of material culture as represented in other 
collections from the site, the human remains from the Klink Site have 
been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100-1250.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the Maplewood Station Site (Roc 006), 
Town of Chili, Monroe County, NY. No additional information is 
available. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    At an unknown date, but probably in 1929, human remains 
representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the 
Maplewood Station Site (Roc 006), Town of Chili, Monroe County, NY, 
possibly excavated by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, 
the Maplewood Station Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), 
dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    In 1914, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Markham Site (Hne 013) near Avon, Town of Rush, 
Monroe County, NY, by Harrison C. Follette. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1926, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Markham Site (Hne 013) near Avon, Town of Rush, 
Monroe County, NY, by William A. Ritchie during an excavation by the 
Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of 12 
individuals were removed from the Markham Site (Hne 013) near Avon, 
Town of Rush, Monroe County, NY, by Charles F. Wray and donated to the 
Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1963. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the 
Markham Site have identified occupations during the Middle and Late 
Woodland periods, as well as the post-European contact period. Based on 
site location and continuities of material culture as represented in 
other collections from the site, the materials from the Markham Site 
have been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    In 1982, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Markham Pond Site (Hne 103), Town of Rush, Monroe 
County, NY, during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science 
Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, this individual has been identified 
as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material 
culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Markham 
Pond Site has

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been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100-1250.
    In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of eight individuals 
were removed from the Martin Road Gravel Pit Site (Roc 004), Town of 
Henrietta, Monroe County, NY, during an expedition by the Rochester 
Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The nine 
associated funerary objects are five bone awls and four bone fragments 
(non-human).
    In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals 
were uncovered by workmen at the Martin Road Gravel Pit Site (Roc 004), 
Town of Henrietta, Monroe County, NY, and collected by Arthur C. Parker 
and William A. Ritchie for the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the Martin Road Gravel Pit Site (Roc 
004), Monroe County, NY, by the Monroe County Coroner's office and 
donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1950. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, 
the Martin Road Gravel Pit Site has been identified as Iroquois 
(Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    In 1969, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Murawski Site (Roc 039), Town of Webster, Monroe 
County, NY, during a salvage expedition by the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center. No known individual was identified. The one associated 
funerary object is a projectile point.
    Based on skeletal morphology, this individual has been identified 
as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material 
culture, the Murawski Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), 
dated to A.D. 1100-1300.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Palmer A Site (Bgn 021), Town of 
Wheatland, Monroe County, NY, by Donald Mitchell, Monroe County 
Sheriff's Office, and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center 
in 1948. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1949, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Palmer A Site (Bgn 021), Town of Wheatland, 
Monroe County, NY, by William A. Ritchie during an excavation by the 
Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture, the Palmer A Site has been identified as Iroquois 
(Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the Rapp Farm Site (Hne 038), Town of 
Rush, Monroe County, NY, by Albert Hoffman and donated to the Rochester 
Museum & Science Center in 1936. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of four 
individuals were removed from the Rapp Farm Site (Hne 038), Town of 
Rush, Monroe County, NY, and donated by Charles F. Wray to the 
Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1963. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture, the Rapp Farm Site has been identified as Iroquois 
(Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100-1250.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the Richmond Mills Site, Town of 
Richmond, Ontario County, NY, by Frederick Houghton and donated by the 
Buffalo Museum of Science to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 
1942. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture as represented in other collections from the site, 
the Richmond Mills Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated 
to A.D. 1540-1560.
    In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of 23 individuals 
were removed from the Sackett Site (Can 001), Town of Canandaigua, 
Ontario County, NY, during an expedition by the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The 15 associated 
funerary objects are 9 projectile points, 1 antler projectile point, 2 
bone fragments (non-human), 2 cylindrical bone beads, and 1 bone bead 
made from a human femur.
    At an unknown date, but probably in 1934, human remains 
representing a minimum of five individuals were removed from the 
Sackett Site (Can 001), Town of Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY, 
probably during an expedition by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Archeological investigations at the 
Sackett Site have identified Late Woodland, as well as post-European 
contact components. Based on site location, continuities of material 
culture as represented in other collections from the site, and C14 
dates, these cultural items from the Sackett Site have been identified 
as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1100-1250.
    In 1934, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals 
were removed from the Schantz Site (Bgn 016), Town of Ogden, Monroe 
County, NY, and collected by the Monroe County Coroner's office. The 
human remains were donated by the Coroner to the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center in 1949. No known individuals were identified. The one 
associated funerary object is a pottery pipe.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture, the Schantz Site has been identified as Iroquois 
(Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    In 1938, human remains representing a minimum of eight individuals 
were removed from the Shakeshaft Gravel Pit Site (Bgn 019), Town of 
Riga, Monroe County, NY, during an expedition of the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of three 
individuals were removed from the Shakeshaft Gravel Pit Site (Bgn 019), 
Town of Riga, Monroe County, NY, during excavations by Albert J. 
Hoffman and donated to the Rochester Museum & Science Center in 1961. 
No known individuals were identified. The seven associated funerary 
objects are one pottery pipe, three fresh-water clam shells, two bird 
bone fragments, and one turtle shell fragment.
    In 1961, human remains representing a minimum of 19 individuals 
were removed from the Shakeshaft Gravel Pit Site (Bgn 019), Town of 
Riga, Monroe County, NY, during a salvage expedition

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by the Rochester Museum & Science Center. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture, the Shakeshaft Gravel Pit Site has been identified 
as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1400-1500.
    In 1928, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals 
were removed from the Volmer Farm Site (Roc 005), Town of Henrietta, 
Monroe County, NY, during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center. No known individuals were identified. The two 
associated funerary objects are one pottery pipe and one bone awl.
    Based on skeletal morphology, these individuals have been 
identified as Native American. Based on site location and continuities 
of material culture, the Volmer Farm Site has been identified as 
Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1450-1550.
    In 1956, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the surface of the Wadsworth Fort Site (Cda 011), 
Town of Geneseo, Livingston County, NY, by the Rochester Museum & 
Science Center. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Based on archeological context, this individual has been identified 
as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material 
culture as represented in other collections from the site, the 
Wadsworth Fort Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to 
A.D. 1540-1560.
    In 1924, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Warbois Site (Bgn 014), Town of Chili, Monroe 
County, NY, during an excavation by the Rochester Museum & Science 
Center. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology, this individual has been identified 
as Native American. Based on site location and continuities of material 
culture as represented in other collections from the site, the Warbois 
Site has been identified as Iroquois (Seneca), dated to A.D. 1350-1450.
    Officials of the Rochester Museum & Science Center have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of 251 individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Rochester Museum & Science Center 
also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 93 
objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed 
with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as 
part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the Rochester 
Museum & Science Center have determined that pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be 
reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects and the Seneca Nation of New York, Seneca-
Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, and Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New 
York.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Gian Carlo Cervone, Senior Registrar, Rochester 
Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607-2177, 
telephone (585) 271-4552 x310, before August 13, 2008. Repatriation of 
the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Seneca Nation 
of New York, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, and Tonawanda Band of 
Seneca Indians of New York may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Rochester Museum & Science Center is responsible for notifying 
the Cayuga Nation of New York; Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida Tribe 
of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; Seneca Nation of New York; 
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York; 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca 
Indians of New York; and Tuscarora Nation of New York that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: June 5, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-15908 Filed 7-11-08; 8:45 am]
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