Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA, 19687-19689 [2012-7890]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2012 / Notices multiple Nez Perce bands used this site during the salmon fishing season, including the Atskaaiwawipu, the Tewepu, the Hasotino, the Nipihama, the Alpowamino and the Matalaimo. Additionally, this site is located within the judicially established land area of the Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho. In 1964, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from site 10NP1, an open village site located on the east side of the Snake River near Captain John Creek, in Nez Perce County, ID. Site 10NP1 is located on lands that were to be inundated for the Asotin Dam Reservoir, which was never constructed. While the site is not on Corps property, the Corps has taken responsibility for human remains collected at the site. A Washington State University (WSU) team surveyed and excavated site 10NP1 in 1964, in two test pits. Test Pit 2 contained a single cairn burial with the human remains of two individuals (Burial 1a and 1b). The human remains were removed and transported to WSU, and were transferred to UI in 2000. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present in the collection. According to the 1969 survey report, the Burials 1a and 1b were typical of the late prehistoric period. The burials contained the partial skeletal remains of an adult male and an adult female, both arranged in flexed positions. Each individual was wrapped in tule matting, lay on an east-west axis and faced west toward the Snake River. According to the report, a subsurface cairn containing a hopper mortar had been constructed directly above the burial. In addition, a tubular steatite pipe and three bone awls reportedly were recovered in direct association with the human remains. The location of these artifacts is unknown. The site is in the zone of exploitation of the Nez Perce village of ´ ?ilaqatpa?tpo. In 1964, human remains representing, at minimum, two individual were removed from site 10NP27, a burial site located on the east side of the Snake River near Buffalo Draw, in Nez Perce County, ID, near the Nez Perce village ´ area of hetewisnime. Site 10NP27 is located on lands that were to be inundated for the Asotin Dam Reservoir, which was never constructed. While the site is not on Corps property, the Corps has taken responsibility for human remains collected at the site. The site was discovered during an archeological survey and test excavation of the Asotin Dam Reservoir area by a WSU team led by Charles M. Nelson and David G. Rice. The WSU team excavated two test pits in 1964. Test Pit 1 proved to be a false VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 Mar 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 cairn created by the potting of a nearby burial. Test Pit 2 uncovered a single burial. The burial was situated in a flexed position, and oriented in an eastwest direction, with the skull facing east, away from the Snake River. Fragments of steatite pipe were found scattered near the individual. The human remains were removed and transported to WSU, and were transferred to UI in 2000. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Five lines of evidence—geographical, biological, archeological, anthropological and historical—support a cultural affiliation between the Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho, and the human remains identified in all of the sites above. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of seven individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 586 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. • 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 Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact LTC David Caldwell, U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 North Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362, telephone (509) 527–7700, before May 2, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, is responsible for notifying the Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho, that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19687 Dated: March 28, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–7881 Filed 3–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The California Department of Parks and Recreation has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. SUMMARY: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation at the address below by May 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: Rebecca Carruthers, NAGPRA Coordinator, California Department of Parks and Recreation, 1416 9th Street, Room 902, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone (916) 653–8893. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the control of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from ten sites located in northeastern San Diego County, CA. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 19688 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2012 / Notices 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by the California Department of Parks and Recreation professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation); Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, California (formerly the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation); Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California (formerly the Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation); Ramona Band of Cahuilla, California (formerly the Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California); Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation); and Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the TorresMartinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California) (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains The human remains and associated funerary objects listed in this notice were removed from ten sites located in northeastern San Diego County, CA. The geographical location of these ten sites indicates the human remains were recovered within the historically documented territory of the Cahuilla. The traditional aboriginal territory of the Cahuilla, as defined by anthropologist Lowell John Bean, encompasses a geographically diverse area of mountains, valleys and low desert zones. The southernmost boundary approximately followed a line from just below Borrego Springs to the north end of the Salton Basin and the Chocolate Mountains. The eastern boundary ran along the summit of the San Bernardino Mountains. The northern boundary stood within the San Jacinto Plain near Riverside, while the base of Palomar Mountain formed the western boundary. According to Bean and archeologist William D. Strong, the northern end of Anza Borrego Desert VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 Mar 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 State Park lies within the traditional territory of the Cahuilla and includes the areas of Borrego Palm Canyon, Coyote Canyon, Clark Valley, the Santa Rosa Mountains, Jackass Flat, Rockhouse Canyon and Horse Canyon. In April of 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from site CA– SDI–343 (Santa Caterina/Lower Willows) in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park by Professor Paul Ezell and archeology students from San Diego State University. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown. At an unknown date in the 1970s, a cremated human bone representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from site CA–SDI–489 (Ocotillo Flats) in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park by archeologist William Seidel during a survey of the area. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown. At an unknown date in the 1970s, a cremated human bone representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from site CA–SDI–1116 in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park by archeologist William Seidel during a survey of the area. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown. In 1955, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from site CA–SDI–1465 (Hidden Springs) in the Borrego Palm Canyon and Jackass Flats areas of Anza Borrego Desert State Park. No known individuals were identified. The 40 associated funerary objects are 1 quartzite flake; 8 potsherds of undetermined ware; 6 buffware potsherds; 11 potsherds in pieces; 1 flake of obsidian shatter; 1 obsidian finishing/resharpening flake (source determined to be Obsidian Butte); 2 obsidian finishing/resharpening flakes; 1 quartz flake; 1 charred Agavaceae seed; 1 green fused shale biface tip; 1 burnt wonderstone flake; 2 burned worked faunal bone fragments; l lot of faunal bone fragments; 1 lot of unidentified faunal bone fragments; 1 burnt Olivella dama shell bead; and 1 burnt shell disk bead (possibly an Olivella callus or clam shell disk bead). The age of the human remains and associated funerary objects is unknown. At an unknown date in the 1970s, human cranial bone fragments representing, at minimum, one PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 individual were removed from site CA– SDI–2366 (Carlburg) located near Clark Dry Lake in Anza Borrego Desert State Park by archeologist William Seidel. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown. At an unknown date in the 1990s, a cremated human bone representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from the surface of site CA–SDI–16494 (Horse Camp) in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park by California State Parks Archaeologist Rae Schwaderer. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown. At an unknown date in the 1970s, human bone fragments representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from an unidentified site located south of the elementary school in Borrego Springs, CA by archeologist William Seidel. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown. At an unknown date in the late 1950s or early 1960s, a human bone representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from an unidentified site described as a ‘‘sand dune in Clark Dry Lake’’ approximately seven miles northeast of Borrego Springs, CA, by archeologist William Wallace. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown. On March 5, 1955, human bones representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from an unidentified site described as a ‘‘sand dune in Clark Dry Lake’’ in Anza Borrego Desert State Park by Ben McCown. No known individual was identified. The 181 associated funerary objects are 1 lot of burnt shell beads; 1 granite mano fragment; 2 fragments of obsidian shatter; 4 wonderstone flakes; 1 wonderstone cottonwood triangular projectile point; 3 faunal bones; 1 lot of burnt faunal bone; and 168 potsherds. The age of the human remains is unknown; however, the cottonwood triangular projectile suggests a date for both the remains and associated funerary objects in the ‘‘Late Period.’’ In 1975 and 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site CA– SD–98 in the Borrego Palm Canyon area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park by archeologist William Seidel. No known individual was identified. The 33 associated funerary objects are 2 lots of faunal bones; 8 soil samples; 1 lot of E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 63 / Monday, April 2, 2012 / Notices Olivella biplicata rough disk shell beads; 2 lots of various shell fragments; 3 ceramic pipe fragments; 1 polished bone fragment; 1 rusted square nail; 2 rusted iron fragments; 1 sample of organic matter; 5 projectile points or fragmentary projectile points; 1 lot of obsidian flakes; 1 lot of wonderstone flakes; 1 lot of quartz flakes; 1 lot of quartzite flakes; 1 lot of sherds representing a painted pottery scoop of Tumco Buffware; 1 lot of sherds of pottery with an undetermined ware; and 1 lot of Brownware pottery sherds. The human remains and associated funerary objects listed above were stored at facilities within the Colorado Desert District of the California Department of Parks and Recreation until an inventory effort was begun in 2004. Since then, the remains have been stored at the Bigole Archaeological Research Center (BARC–2) in Borrego Springs, CA. Determinations made by the California Department of Parks and Recreation Officials of the California Department of Parks and Recreation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of fifteen individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 254 associated funerary objects 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. • 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 The Tribes. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Rebecca Carruthers, NAGPRA Coordinator, California Department of Parks and Recreation, 1416 9th Street, Room 902, telephone (916) 653–8893, before May 2, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The California Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 Mar 30, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dated: March 28, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–7890 Filed 3–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The California Department of Parks and Recreation has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human should contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation at the address below by May 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: Rebecca Carruthers, NAGPRA Coordinator, California Department of Parks and Recreation, 1416 9th Street, Room 902, Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone (916) 653–8893. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the control of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The human remains were removed from three sites located in San Diego County, CA. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUMMARY: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the California PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19689 Department of Parks and Recreation professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation); Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California; Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California: Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California, and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California (formerly the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation); Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, California (formerly the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation); Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California (formerly the Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation); Ramona Band of Cahuilla, California (formerly the Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California); San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation); Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the TorresMartinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California) (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains The human remains were removed from three sites located in San Diego County, CA. The geographical location of these sites indicates that the human remains were recovered within the historically documented territory shared by the Cahuilla and the Kumeyaay. Northern areas of the Anza Borrego E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: California Department of Parks 
and Recreation, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The California Department of Parks and Recreation has 
completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has 
determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects may contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants 
come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact the California Department of Parks and 
Recreation at the address below by May 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Rebecca Carruthers, NAGPRA Coordinator, California 
Department of Parks and Recreation, 1416 9th Street, Room 902, 
Sacramento, CA 95814, telephone (916) 653-8893.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the control of the California 
Department of Parks and Recreation. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from ten sites located in northeastern 
San Diego County, CA.
    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

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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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects was made by the California Department of Parks and Recreation 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Agua 
Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian 
Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, California 
(formerly the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the 
Augustine Reservation); Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California; 
Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, 
California; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, California 
(formerly the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians of the Los 
Coyotes Reservation); Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California 
(formerly the Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Morongo 
Reservation); Ramona Band of Cahuilla, California (formerly the Ramona 
Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California); Santa Rosa 
Band of Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the Santa Rosa Band of 
Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation); and Torres-
Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California (formerly the Torres-
Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California) (hereafter 
referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    The human remains and associated funerary objects listed in this 
notice were removed from ten sites located in northeastern San Diego 
County, CA. The geographical location of these ten sites indicates the 
human remains were recovered within the historically documented 
territory of the Cahuilla. The traditional aboriginal territory of the 
Cahuilla, as defined by anthropologist Lowell John Bean, encompasses a 
geographically diverse area of mountains, valleys and low desert zones. 
The southernmost boundary approximately followed a line from just below 
Borrego Springs to the north end of the Salton Basin and the Chocolate 
Mountains. The eastern boundary ran along the summit of the San 
Bernardino Mountains. The northern boundary stood within the San 
Jacinto Plain near Riverside, while the base of Palomar Mountain formed 
the western boundary. According to Bean and archeologist William D. 
Strong, the northern end of Anza Borrego Desert State Park lies within 
the traditional territory of the Cahuilla and includes the areas of 
Borrego Palm Canyon, Coyote Canyon, Clark Valley, the Santa Rosa 
Mountains, Jackass Flat, Rockhouse Canyon and Horse Canyon.
    In April of 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from site CA-SDI-343 (Santa Caterina/Lower 
Willows) in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park by 
Professor Paul Ezell and archeology students from San Diego State 
University. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown.
    At an unknown date in the 1970s, a cremated human bone 
representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from site CA-SDI-
489 (Ocotillo Flats) in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza Borrego Desert 
State Park by archeologist William Seidel during a survey of the area. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present. The age of the human remains is unknown.
    At an unknown date in the 1970s, a cremated human bone 
representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from site CA-SDI-
1116 in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park by 
archeologist William Seidel during a survey of the area. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. 
The age of the human remains is unknown.
    In 1955, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from site CA-SDI-1465 (Hidden Springs) in the Borrego Palm 
Canyon and Jackass Flats areas of Anza Borrego Desert State Park. No 
known individuals were identified. The 40 associated funerary objects 
are 1 quartzite flake; 8 potsherds of undetermined ware; 6 buffware 
potsherds; 11 potsherds in pieces; 1 flake of obsidian shatter; 1 
obsidian finishing/resharpening flake (source determined to be Obsidian 
Butte); 2 obsidian finishing/resharpening flakes; 1 quartz flake; 1 
charred Agavaceae seed; 1 green fused shale biface tip; 1 burnt 
wonderstone flake; 2 burned worked faunal bone fragments; l lot of 
faunal bone fragments; 1 lot of unidentified faunal bone fragments; 1 
burnt Olivella dama shell bead; and 1 burnt shell disk bead (possibly 
an Olivella callus or clam shell disk bead). The age of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects is unknown.
    At an unknown date in the 1970s, human cranial bone fragments 
representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site CA-SDI-
2366 (Carlburg) located near Clark Dry Lake in Anza Borrego Desert 
State Park by archeologist William Seidel. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the 
human remains is unknown.
    At an unknown date in the 1990s, a cremated human bone 
representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from the surface 
of site CA-SDI-16494 (Horse Camp) in the Coyote Canyon area of Anza 
Borrego Desert State Park by California State Parks Archaeologist Rae 
Schwaderer. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown.
    At an unknown date in the 1970s, human bone fragments representing, 
at minimum, two individuals were removed from an unidentified site 
located south of the elementary school in Borrego Springs, CA by 
archeologist William Seidel. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains 
is unknown.
    At an unknown date in the late 1950s or early 1960s, a human bone 
representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from an 
unidentified site described as a ``sand dune in Clark Dry Lake'' 
approximately seven miles northeast of Borrego Springs, CA, by 
archeologist William Wallace. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains 
is unknown.
    On March 5, 1955, human bones representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from an unidentified site described as a 
``sand dune in Clark Dry Lake'' in Anza Borrego Desert State Park by 
Ben McCown. No known individual was identified. The 181 associated 
funerary objects are 1 lot of burnt shell beads; 1 granite mano 
fragment; 2 fragments of obsidian shatter; 4 wonderstone flakes; 1 
wonderstone cottonwood triangular projectile point; 3 faunal bones; 1 
lot of burnt faunal bone; and 168 potsherds. The age of the human 
remains is unknown; however, the cottonwood triangular projectile 
suggests a date for both the remains and associated funerary objects in 
the ``Late Period.''
    In 1975 and 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site CA-SD-98 in the Borrego Palm Canyon 
area of Anza Borrego Desert State Park by archeologist William Seidel. 
No known individual was identified. The 33 associated funerary objects 
are 2 lots of faunal bones; 8 soil samples; 1 lot of

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Olivella biplicata rough disk shell beads; 2 lots of various shell 
fragments; 3 ceramic pipe fragments; 1 polished bone fragment; 1 rusted 
square nail; 2 rusted iron fragments; 1 sample of organic matter; 5 
projectile points or fragmentary projectile points; 1 lot of obsidian 
flakes; 1 lot of wonderstone flakes; 1 lot of quartz flakes; 1 lot of 
quartzite flakes; 1 lot of sherds representing a painted pottery scoop 
of Tumco Buffware; 1 lot of sherds of pottery with an undetermined 
ware; and 1 lot of Brownware pottery sherds.
    The human remains and associated funerary objects listed above were 
stored at facilities within the Colorado Desert District of the 
California Department of Parks and Recreation until an inventory effort 
was begun in 2004. Since then, the remains have been stored at the 
Bigole Archaeological Research Center (BARC-2) in Borrego Springs, CA.

Determinations made by the California Department of Parks and 
Recreation

    Officials of the California Department of Parks and Recreation have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of fifteen individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 254 associated 
funerary objects 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.
     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 The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Rebecca 
Carruthers, NAGPRA Coordinator, California Department of Parks and 
Recreation, 1416 9th Street, Room 902, telephone (916) 653-8893, before 
May 2, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains to The Tribes may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The California Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible 
for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 28, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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