Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA, 59661-59662 [2012-23924]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 189 / Friday, September 28, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Santa Rosa Indian community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California. History and Description of the Remains Sometime prior to 1905, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from ‘‘Skull Island,’’ in the vicinity of the town of Alpaugh, in Tulare County, CA. Stanford University’s cofounder, Mrs. Jane Stanford, donated the human remains, consisting of a human cranium, to the Stanford Museum before her death in 1905. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are a stone pestle and a stone pendant. In 1959, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from site CA–TUL–090, in the vicinity of the towns of Pixley and Earlimart, in Tulare County, CA, during an excavation led by Stanford University faculty member Bert Gerow during legally authorized archaeological investigations. The site was on the property of Theodore and Charles Off, who gave permission for its excavation to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and Stanford University. The human remains include a partial skeleton and approximately 500 fragments of human bone. No known individuals were identified. The 55 associated funerary objects are 11 stone artifacts and 44 fragments of shell collected in association with the human remains. UCLA has established that the site was occupied during the Middle Period (3,500–1,500 B.P.) by ancestors of the modern Yokut tribes. The Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, has provided additional information regarding these human remains and associated funerary objects to establish cultural affiliation to the Yokut tribes. Based on the site location and in accordance with the information received in the consultation process, the human remains and associated funerary objects are culturally affiliated with the Yokut communities represented by the present-day tribes of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California. represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 57 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 the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Laura Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University Archaeologist, Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, telephone (650) 723–9664 before October 29, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Stanford University Archaeology Center is responsible for notifying the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; and the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California, that this notice has been published. Dated: September 5, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–23927 Filed 9–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P Determinations Made by the Stanford University Archaeology Center Officials of the Stanford University Archaeology Center have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Sep 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 59661 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11223; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Stanford University Archaeology Center has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe 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 Stanford University Archaeology Center at the address below by October 29, 2012. ADDRESSES: Laura Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University Archaeologist, Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, telephone (650) 723–9664. 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 in the possession of the Stanford University Archaeology Center. The human remains were removed from Marin 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. DATES: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Stanford University Archaeology Center professional staff in consultation with Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 59662 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 189 / Friday, September 28, 2012 / Notices representatives of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California. History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date around 1935, human remains representing, at minimum, eight individuals were removed from a prehistoric archaeological site located in the Inverness Triangle area of Marin County, CA, by Lt. Commander Bryant and his son Clayton Bryant. The collection was transferred to Stanford University by the Bryants without additional documentation. No known individuals were identified. The 248 associated funerary objects are 18 flaked stone artifacts, 4 shell fragments, 84 modified bird bones, 140 unmodified bird bones, and 2 bone tools. Based on the location of removal and in accordance with the information received in the consultation process, the human remains and associated funerary objects are culturally affiliated with the Coast Miwok community, represented in the present-day by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Stanford University Archaeology Center Officials of the Stanford University Archaeology Center have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 248 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 the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Laura Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University Archaeologist, Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, telephone (650) 723–9664 before October 29, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Stanford University Archaeology Center is responsible for notifying the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Sep 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California, that this notice has been published. Dated: September 5, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 189 (Friday, September 28, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11223; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology 
Center, Stanford, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Stanford University Archaeology Center has completed an 
inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that 
there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a 
present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may 
contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Indian tribe 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 Stanford University Archaeology Center at 
the address below by October 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Laura Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University 
Archaeologist, Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 
94305, telephone (650) 723-9664.

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 in the possession of the Stanford 
University Archaeology Center. The human remains were removed from 
Marin 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Stanford 
University Archaeology Center professional staff in consultation with

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representatives of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 
California.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date around 1935, human remains representing, at 
minimum, eight individuals were removed from a prehistoric 
archaeological site located in the Inverness Triangle area of Marin 
County, CA, by Lt. Commander Bryant and his son Clayton Bryant. The 
collection was transferred to Stanford University by the Bryants 
without additional documentation. No known individuals were identified. 
The 248 associated funerary objects are 18 flaked stone artifacts, 4 
shell fragments, 84 modified bird bones, 140 unmodified bird bones, and 
2 bone tools. Based on the location of removal and in accordance with 
the information received in the consultation process, the human remains 
and associated funerary objects are culturally affiliated with the 
Coast Miwok community, represented in the present-day by the Federated 
Indians of Graton Rancheria, California

Determinations Made by the Stanford University Archaeology Center

    Officials of the Stanford University Archaeology Center have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 248 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 the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 
California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Laura 
Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University Archaeologist, 
Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, telephone 
(650) 723-9664 before October 29, 2012. Repatriation of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Federated Indians of 
Graton Rancheria, California, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Stanford University Archaeology Center is responsible for 
notifying the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California, that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 5, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-23924 Filed 9-27-12; 8:45 am]
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