Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA, 59660-59661 [2012-23927]

Download as PDF 59660 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 189 / Friday, September 28, 2012 / Notices human remains were removed from Tuolumne 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the number of associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000). These changes resulted from ongoing collections work. In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph four, sentence five is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 2 associated funerary objects are a projectile point and a piece of flaked stone. In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph five is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: In 1970–71, human remains representing a minimum of 37 individuals were recovered from site CA–TUO–300, a site located near LaGrange, CA, during archaeological excavations conducted by San Francisco State University. The site area is now inundated by the new Don Pedro Reservoir. No known individuals were identified. The 49 associated funerary objects are 1 chert point and 48 pieces of flaked stone debitage. In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph six, sentence three is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 60 associated funerary objects are Olivella beads, bone tool fragments, flaked stone debitage, ground stone, and faunal materials, including modified and unmodified animal bones and teeth and modified bird bone. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 226001 Dated: August 28, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–23929 Filed 9–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11224; 2200–1100– 665] Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 55 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Department of Anthropology have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 111 objects listed 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 17:28 Sep 27, 2012 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 Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco 94132, telephone (415) 338– 3075, before October 29, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California and the Central Sierra Me-Wuk Cultural and Historic Preservation Committee may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible for notifying the Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California and the Central Sierra Me-Wuk Cultural and Historic Preservation Committee that this notice has been published. National Park Service In the Federal Register (65 FR 80957, December 22, 2000), paragraph eight is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: VerDate Mar<15>2010 of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University 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 these Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Tuolummne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. 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 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 and associated funerary objects may contact SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Stanford University Archaeology Center. 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 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 Tulare 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 representatives of the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of MeWuk Indians of California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolomne Rancheria of California (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). Letters of inquiry were sent to The Tribes, and two tribes responded: the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California, and the E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11224; 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 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 and 
associated funerary objects may contact the Stanford University 
Archaeology Center. 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 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 
Tulare 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 
representatives of the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of 
California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; 
Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Ione Band of 
Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of 
California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Santa 
Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle 
Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona 
Tract), California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River 
Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the 
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolomne Rancheria of California 
(hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes''). Letters of inquiry were sent 
to The Tribes, and two tribes responded: the Tule River Indian Tribe of 
the Tule River Reservation, California, and the

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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.

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 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]
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