Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 4659-4662 [2016-01600]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Leslie Hartzell, Ph.D., NAGPRA Coordinator, Cultural Resources Division Chief, California State Parks, P.O. Box 942896, Sacramento, CA 94296–0001, telephone (916) 653–9946, email leslie.hartzell@ parks.ca.gov, by February 26, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California, may proceed. The California Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for notifying the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California, that this notice has been published. Dated: December 21, 2015. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–01595 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20017; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Fowler Museum at UCLA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Fowler Museum at UCLA at the address in this notice by February 26, 2016. DATES: Wendy G. Teeter, Ph.D., Fowler Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1549, telephone (310) 825–1864, email wteeter@ arts.ucla.edu. ADDRESSES: 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 Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from sites within Los Angeles 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) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Fowler Museum at UCLA professional staff in consultation with representatives of Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California (previously listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation); and the following nonfederally recognized Indian groups: ˜ Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians; Gabrielino/Tongva Indians of California Tribe; Gabrielino/Tongva Nation; Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribal Council; San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians; Ti’at Society; and the Traditional Council of Pimu. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4659 History and Description of the Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects In the spring of 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 individuals were removed from Sa’angna, the Admiralty Site in Los Angeles County, CA (CA–LAN–47). The site was excavated by Keith Johnson and F. Brauer in a volunteer salvage effort to preserve archeological human remains after sewer trenching initiated by the owner disturbed and exposed Burial 1. More burials were uncovered by workmen during construction of the Warehouse Restaurant in Marina Del Rey. The human remains were sent to UCLA’s Archaeological Survey for analysis. The Admiralty Site is estimated to date to between A.D. 470 and 645, based on radiocarbon dating. Upon completion of analysis, the collection was accessioned at the Fowler Museum at UCLA in 1969. The human remains from all excavations at the site consist of a minimum of 10 individuals from six formally identified burials. Further analysis identified four adult females; one adult male; one adult, sex unknown; one juvenile (8–9 years old); and three sets of human remains that were too fragmentary to provide age or sex. No known individuals were identified. The 140 associated funerary objects are 1 modified object, 112 unmodified animal bones, 2 chert flakes, 2 projectile points, 11 bone harpoons, 1 tarring pebble, 1 modified pebble, 1 worked serpentine fragment, 2 modified crystals, 1 unmodified shell fragment, and 6 worked shell fragments. In 1983 and 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from Playa del Rey Site #1 (CA–LAN–59), also known as the Hughes Site, in Los Angeles County, CA. The site was excavated using a combination of heavy machinery and wet screening by Brian D. Dillon, David M. Van Horn, and James R. Murray. In 1994, fragmentary human remains were identified among the faunal remains during analysis at the UCLA Institute of Zooarchaeology Laboratory by Susan Colby. Upon notification of the situation in 1996, Van Horn indicated that he did not want the material returned. The entire collection was then accessioned into the Fowler Museum at UCLA for inclusion in UCLA’s NAGPRA inventory as per the suggestion of Larry Myers, Executive Secretary of the California Native American Heritage Commission. Radiocarbon dating from Playa del Rey Site #1 is estimated to date to A.D. 430– 870, with diagnostic artifacts from the E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4660 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices Early Period (5000–600 B.C.) present in the collection. There are three extremely fragmentary individuals of unknown age or sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from Playa del Rey Site #2 (CA–LAN–61), also known as the Loyola Marymount Site, in Los Angeles County, CA. The site was excavated by the Archaeological Associates of Sun City. Fragmentary human remains were identified among faunal remains from the collection during analysis at the UCLA Institute of Zooarchaeology Laboratory by Susan Colby. Upon notification of the situation in 1996, Van Horn indicated that he did not want the material returned. The entire collection was accessioned into the Fowler Museum at UCLA for inclusion in UCLA’s NAGPRA inventory as per the suggestion of Larry Myers, Executive Secretary of the California Native American Heritage Commission. Radiocarbon dating at Playa del Rey Site #2 estimates occupation to between 1390 B.C. and A.D. 440. One juvenile individual of unknown sex is represented by a single tooth. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, 12 individuals were removed from Playa del Rey Site #4 (CA–LAN–63), also known as The Del Rey Site, in Los Angeles County, CA. The site was excavated by the Archaeological Associates of Sun City. Fragmentary human remains were identified among faunal remains from the collection during analysis at the UCLA Institute of Zooarchaeology Laboratory by Susan Colby. Upon notification of the situation in 1996, Van Horn indicated that he did not want the material returned. The entire collection was accessioned into the Fowler Museum at UCLA for inclusion in UCLA’s NAGPRA inventory as per the suggestion of Larry Myers, Executive Secretary of the California Native American Heritage Commission. The Playa del Rey Site #4 is estimated to have had mostly continuous occupation from 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1000. Fragmentary human remains represent one adult, one juvenile, and ten individuals that could not be identified to age or sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from Playa del Rey Site #5 (CA–LAN–64), also known as The Bluff Site, in Los Angeles County, CA. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 site was excavated by the Archaeological Associates of Sun City. Fragmentary human remains were identified among faunal remains from the collection during analysis at the UCLA Institute of Zooarchaeology Laboratory by Susan Colby. Upon notification of the situation in 1996, Van Horn indicated that he did not want the material returned. The entire collection was accessioned into the Fowler Museum at UCLA for inclusion in UCLA’s NAGPRA inventory as per the suggestion of Larry Myers, Executive Secretary of the California Native American Heritage Commission. The Playa del Rey Site #5 is estimated to have had mostly continuous occupation from 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1000. Extremely fragmentary human remains represent a minimum of three juveniles and one individual that could not be identified to age or sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At some time before 1950, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from 5802 Parapet Street, Lakeside Village (CA– LAN–131) in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA. The site was excavated by Hal Eberhart after discovery of human remains on private property. The human remains were brought to UCLA from the Norwalk Police Station after they were determined to be Native American and received at UCLA in 1950. Very little information accompanied the human remains to the Fowler Museum, but later excavations identified the location as from a Prehistoric site. Human remains from Burial A–3 represent a male individual of approximately 20 years of age. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Sometime before 1946, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from 827 N. Glendale Avenue (CA–LAN–132) in Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA. Upon discovery of the human remains at the property, the police were notified, who in turn contacted the Southwest Museum when it was determined that the human remains were burials of Native Americans. Excavations were carried out by Donald Costans and Mr. Talk, during which time three more burials were uncovered, making a total of five. All burials were originally donated to the Southwest Museum in 1946, and it is thought that Hal Eberhart arranged for two of the burials to be transferred to UCLA. Burials 3 and 5 were received at UCLA around 1949. Very little information accompanied the human remains to the Fowler Museum and none of the artifacts. Osteology PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 analysis confirmed the human remains are Native American and the excavations of the time confirmed a Prehistoric age. Burial 3 represents an adult individual of unknown sex, while Burial 5 represents an adult female and a second individual of unknown sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1939, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from Centinela Creek (CA– LAN–193) northeast of Ballona Point, in Malibu, Los Angeles County, CA. This site was excavated in the spring of 1939 by Ralph Beals, the first UCLA Anthropology Professor, and accessioned into UCLA’s Anthropology collections sometime before 1945. The site age is estimated to be from the Late Period. Fragmentary human remains recovered from midden contexts represent six individuals of unknown age and sex, and one adult individual of unknown sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1969, human remains of, at minimum, two individuals were removed from between 109 and 111 Street along the west side of Alameda Street (CA–LAN–385) in Los Angeles County, CA. According to Melinda Horne of Applied Earthworks, the site was recorded and excavated by Thomas King during the construction of buildings associated with the Jorgensen Steel Company in 1969. The collection was received at UCLA after analysis. Occupation of the site dates to at least Historic contact based on diagnostic artifacts and the site is identified as the ethnohistorically recorded village site of Ha’utnga. Human remains from Burial 1 represent one adult female individual and one individual of unknown age and sex. No known individuals were identified. The 6 associated funerary objects include 1 glass fragment, 2 pieces and 1 bag of unmodified faunal bone, 1 bag of unmodified shell fragments, and 1 bag of fire-cracked rock. In 1975 and 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, eight individuals were removed from Sims Pond Site (CA–LAN–702) in Los Alamitos, Los Angeles County, CA. This collection is the result of salvage excavations completed by Marie Cottrell in 1975, and Lawrence P. Allen in 1979, before construction began at the site. In 1975, Archaeological Research Incorporated conducted a Test Level investigation under the direction of Cottrell. In 1983, Cottrell contracted with UCLA for the collection to be curated in perpetuity at the Fowler Museum. The site is estimated to date E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices from 1300 B.C. through A.D. 1399. Fragmentary human remains recovered from midden contexts represent five individuals of unknown age and sex, two adult individuals of unknown sex, and one juvenile individual of unknown sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Burrell Site (CA– LAN–999) in Torrance, Los Angeles, CA. The site, on Palos Verdes Peninsula, is on former U.S. Army Missile site property. It is important to note that a portion of LAN–999 was destroyed during the missile site construction. A.V. Eggers discovered the site in May 1978, while an archeological reconnaissance of the property was being conducted. At the request of Burrell Ltd., Martin D. Rosen, Survey Archaeologist at UCLA, excavated the site in 1979. The estimated site age is Late Period (A.D. 700–1769). Human remains from Burial 1 represent an adult individual of unknown sex. No known individuals were identified. The 121 associated funerary objects include 72 shell artifacts, 46 stone flakes, and 3 unworked animal bones. In 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a Prehistoric site in Palos Verdes (CA–LAN–1351), Los Angeles County, CA. Robert Rechtman led a surface survey in front of development on private land. This collection was received for curation at UCLA in April of 1988. Fragmentary human remains collected during survey represent one individual of unknown age or sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were identified. In 1982, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, CA. The collection was a set of human remains identified as Native American by Frank R. Webb, M.D., of the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office in July 1942. The only documentation, a hand written note, indicates that the Southwest Museum received the collection in 1942 and later transferred it to UCLA around 1950. The exact location of the excavation or any other information concerning the circumstances of the excavation is unknown. The Coroner cataloged the human remains as Prehistoric without further information. Osteological analysis confirmed the human remains as being of a Native American adult male. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 The sites detailed in this notice have been identified through consultation to be within the traditional territories of the Tataviam/Fernandeno and Tongva/ Gabrielino people. These locations are consistent with ethnographic and historic documentation of the Tataviam/ Fernandeno and Tongva/Gabrielino people. Linguistic and ethnohistoric evidence shows that these Takic-speaking peoples moved into the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area by at least 3000 B.C. These groups have a common heritage, but began to diverge after arrival. Analysis of historical records from missions in the Greater Los Angeles area shows that at the time of mission recruitment, in the 18th and 19th centuries, the occupants of the area were descended from the populations living in the area since 3000 B.C. The associated funerary objects described in this notice are consistent with those of groups ancestral to the present-day Tataviam/Fernandeno and Tongva/Gabrielino people. The material cultures of earlier groups living in the geographical areas mentioned in this notice are characterized by archeologists as having passed through stages over the past 5,000 years. Many local archeologists assert that the changes in the material culture reflect evolving ecological adaptations and related changes in social organization of the same populations and do not represent population displacements or movements. The same range of artifact types and materials were used from the early pre-contact period until historic times. Tribal consultants explicitly state that population mixing, which did occur on a small scale, would not alter the continuity of the shared group identities of people associated with specific locales. Based on this evidence, continuity through time can be traced for all sites listed in this notice with present-day Tataviam/Fernandeno and Tongva/Gabrielino people. However, the Tataviam/Fernandeno and Tongva/ Gabrielino people currently lack federal recognition within a single unified tribe. At the time of the excavation and removal of these human remains and associated funerary objects, the land from which the human remains and associated funerary objects were removed was not the tribal land of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization. In 2014 and 2015, the Fowler Museum at UCLA consulted with Indian tribes who are recognized as aboriginal to the area from which these Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed. None of these Indian tribes agreed to accept control of the human PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4661 remains and associated funerary objects. In October 2015, the Fowler Museum at UCLA agreed to transfer control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California (previously listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation). Determinations Made by the Fowler Museum at UCLA Officials of the Fowler Museum at UCLA have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 54 individuals of Native American ancestry based on metric and non-metric analysis. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 267 objects described in this notice 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), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribe. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California (previously listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation). Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Wendy G. Teeter, Ph.D., Fowler Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1549, telephone (310) 825–1864, email wteeter@ arts.ucla.edu, by February 26, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California (previously listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation), may proceed. The Fowler Museum is responsible for notifying the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California (previously listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation), that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 4662 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 27, 2016 / Notices Dated: December 21, 2015. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. National Recreation Area, Boulder City, NV. The human remains were removed from site X:8:7, Yuma County, AZ. 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 Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreation Area. [FR Doc. 2016–01600 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–19978; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, NV National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to Lake Mead National Recreation Area. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the address in this notice by February 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: Lizette Richardson, Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 Nevada Highway, Boulder City, NV 89005, telephone (702) 293–8920, email lizette_richardson@ nps.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Lake Mead SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Jan 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Lake Mead National Recreation Area professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In March 1951, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site X:8:7 on private land in Yuma County, AZ. National Park Service archeologist Albert H. Schroeder collected the fragmentary cremation with the permission of the landowner during an archeological survey of the Lower Colorado River. Three artifacts—two three-quarter groove, double-bitted polished axes and one small triangular obsidian point—may also have been removed, but their location is unknown. The cremation has been in the possession of Lake Mead National Recreation Area since its removal. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Mr. Schroeder’s 1952 report identified the cremation as a prehistoric Native American individual of unspecified gender, likely Hohokam. All available lines of evidence support the archeological identification of the remains as Hohokam. The Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona are known to be descendants of the Hohokam people. During consultation, representatives from each of these tribes stated that their oral traditions show cultural affiliation with the Hohokam. The ethnographic, archeological, and historical evidence supports that affiliation. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determinations Made by Lake Mead National Recreation Area Officials of Lake Mead National Recreation Area have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • 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 Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Lizette Richardson, Superintendent, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 Nevada Highway, Boulder City, NV 89005, telephone (702) 293–8920, email lizette_ richardson@nps.gov, by February 26, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. Lake Mead National Recreation Area is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: December 10, 2015. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–01589 Filed 1–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20016; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20017; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum at the University 
of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles 
(UCLA) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated 
funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or 
Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no 
cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary 
objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request to the Fowler Museum at UCLA. 
If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or 
Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the Fowler Museum at UCLA at the address in this notice 
by February 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Wendy G. Teeter, Ph.D., Fowler Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, 
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549, telephone (310) 825-1864, email 
wteeter@arts.ucla.edu.

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 Fowler Museum at 
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from sites within Los Angeles 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) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Fowler 
Museum at UCLA professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez 
Reservation, California; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California 
(previously listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of 
the San Manual Reservation); and the following nonfederally recognized 
Indian groups: Fernande[ntilde]o Tataviam Band of Mission Indians; 
Gabrielino/Tongva Indians of California Tribe; Gabrielino/Tongva 
Nation; Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribal Council; San Gabriel Band of Mission 
Indians; Ti'at Society; and the Traditional Council of Pimu.

History and Description of the Human Remains and Associated Funerary 
Objects

    In the spring of 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 
individuals were removed from Sa'angna, the Admiralty Site in Los 
Angeles County, CA (CA-LAN-47). The site was excavated by Keith Johnson 
and F. Brauer in a volunteer salvage effort to preserve archeological 
human remains after sewer trenching initiated by the owner disturbed 
and exposed Burial 1. More burials were uncovered by workmen during 
construction of the Warehouse Restaurant in Marina Del Rey. The human 
remains were sent to UCLA's Archaeological Survey for analysis. The 
Admiralty Site is estimated to date to between A.D. 470 and 645, based 
on radiocarbon dating. Upon completion of analysis, the collection was 
accessioned at the Fowler Museum at UCLA in 1969. The human remains 
from all excavations at the site consist of a minimum of 10 individuals 
from six formally identified burials. Further analysis identified four 
adult females; one adult male; one adult, sex unknown; one juvenile (8-
9 years old); and three sets of human remains that were too fragmentary 
to provide age or sex. No known individuals were identified. The 140 
associated funerary objects are 1 modified object, 112 unmodified 
animal bones, 2 chert flakes, 2 projectile points, 11 bone harpoons, 1 
tarring pebble, 1 modified pebble, 1 worked serpentine fragment, 2 
modified crystals, 1 unmodified shell fragment, and 6 worked shell 
fragments.
    In 1983 and 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from Playa del Rey Site #1 (CA-LAN-59), also 
known as the Hughes Site, in Los Angeles County, CA. The site was 
excavated using a combination of heavy machinery and wet screening by 
Brian D. Dillon, David M. Van Horn, and James R. Murray. In 1994, 
fragmentary human remains were identified among the faunal remains 
during analysis at the UCLA Institute of Zooarchaeology Laboratory by 
Susan Colby. Upon notification of the situation in 1996, Van Horn 
indicated that he did not want the material returned. The entire 
collection was then accessioned into the Fowler Museum at UCLA for 
inclusion in UCLA's NAGPRA inventory as per the suggestion of Larry 
Myers, Executive Secretary of the California Native American Heritage 
Commission. Radiocarbon dating from Playa del Rey Site #1 is estimated 
to date to A.D. 430-870, with diagnostic artifacts from the

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Early Period (5000-600 B.C.) present in the collection. There are three 
extremely fragmentary individuals of unknown age or sex. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual was 
removed from Playa del Rey Site #2 (CA-LAN-61), also known as the 
Loyola Marymount Site, in Los Angeles County, CA. The site was 
excavated by the Archaeological Associates of Sun City. Fragmentary 
human remains were identified among faunal remains from the collection 
during analysis at the UCLA Institute of Zooarchaeology Laboratory by 
Susan Colby. Upon notification of the situation in 1996, Van Horn 
indicated that he did not want the material returned. The entire 
collection was accessioned into the Fowler Museum at UCLA for inclusion 
in UCLA's NAGPRA inventory as per the suggestion of Larry Myers, 
Executive Secretary of the California Native American Heritage 
Commission. Radiocarbon dating at Playa del Rey Site #2 estimates 
occupation to between 1390 B.C. and A.D. 440. One juvenile individual 
of unknown sex is represented by a single tooth. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, 12 individuals 
were removed from Playa del Rey Site #4 (CA-LAN-63), also known as The 
Del Rey Site, in Los Angeles County, CA. The site was excavated by the 
Archaeological Associates of Sun City. Fragmentary human remains were 
identified among faunal remains from the collection during analysis at 
the UCLA Institute of Zooarchaeology Laboratory by Susan Colby. Upon 
notification of the situation in 1996, Van Horn indicated that he did 
not want the material returned. The entire collection was accessioned 
into the Fowler Museum at UCLA for inclusion in UCLA's NAGPRA inventory 
as per the suggestion of Larry Myers, Executive Secretary of the 
California Native American Heritage Commission. The Playa del Rey Site 
#4 is estimated to have had mostly continuous occupation from 1000 B.C. 
to A.D. 1000. Fragmentary human remains represent one adult, one 
juvenile, and ten individuals that could not be identified to age or 
sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals 
were removed from Playa del Rey Site #5 (CA-LAN-64), also known as The 
Bluff Site, in Los Angeles County, CA. The site was excavated by the 
Archaeological Associates of Sun City. Fragmentary human remains were 
identified among faunal remains from the collection during analysis at 
the UCLA Institute of Zooarchaeology Laboratory by Susan Colby. Upon 
notification of the situation in 1996, Van Horn indicated that he did 
not want the material returned. The entire collection was accessioned 
into the Fowler Museum at UCLA for inclusion in UCLA's NAGPRA inventory 
as per the suggestion of Larry Myers, Executive Secretary of the 
California Native American Heritage Commission. The Playa del Rey Site 
#5 is estimated to have had mostly continuous occupation from 1000 B.C. 
to A.D. 1000. Extremely fragmentary human remains represent a minimum 
of three juveniles and one individual that could not be identified to 
age or sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    At some time before 1950, human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual were removed from 5802 Parapet Street, Lakeside Village 
(CA-LAN-131) in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA. The site was 
excavated by Hal Eberhart after discovery of human remains on private 
property. The human remains were brought to UCLA from the Norwalk 
Police Station after they were determined to be Native American and 
received at UCLA in 1950. Very little information accompanied the human 
remains to the Fowler Museum, but later excavations identified the 
location as from a Prehistoric site. Human remains from Burial A-3 
represent a male individual of approximately 20 years of age. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Sometime before 1946, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from 827 N. Glendale Avenue (CA-LAN-132) in 
Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA. Upon discovery of the human remains 
at the property, the police were notified, who in turn contacted the 
Southwest Museum when it was determined that the human remains were 
burials of Native Americans. Excavations were carried out by Donald 
Costans and Mr. Talk, during which time three more burials were 
uncovered, making a total of five. All burials were originally donated 
to the Southwest Museum in 1946, and it is thought that Hal Eberhart 
arranged for two of the burials to be transferred to UCLA. Burials 3 
and 5 were received at UCLA around 1949. Very little information 
accompanied the human remains to the Fowler Museum and none of the 
artifacts. Osteology analysis confirmed the human remains are Native 
American and the excavations of the time confirmed a Prehistoric age. 
Burial 3 represents an adult individual of unknown sex, while Burial 5 
represents an adult female and a second individual of unknown sex. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1939, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals 
were removed from Centinela Creek (CA-LAN-193) northeast of Ballona 
Point, in Malibu, Los Angeles County, CA. This site was excavated in 
the spring of 1939 by Ralph Beals, the first UCLA Anthropology 
Professor, and accessioned into UCLA's Anthropology collections 
sometime before 1945. The site age is estimated to be from the Late 
Period. Fragmentary human remains recovered from midden contexts 
represent six individuals of unknown age and sex, and one adult 
individual of unknown sex. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1969, human remains of, at minimum, two individuals were removed 
from between 109 and 111 Street along the west side of Alameda Street 
(CA-LAN-385) in Los Angeles County, CA. According to Melinda Horne of 
Applied Earthworks, the site was recorded and excavated by Thomas King 
during the construction of buildings associated with the Jorgensen 
Steel Company in 1969. The collection was received at UCLA after 
analysis. Occupation of the site dates to at least Historic contact 
based on diagnostic artifacts and the site is identified as the 
ethnohistorically recorded village site of Ha'utnga. Human remains from 
Burial 1 represent one adult female individual and one individual of 
unknown age and sex. No known individuals were identified. The 6 
associated funerary objects include 1 glass fragment, 2 pieces and 1 
bag of unmodified faunal bone, 1 bag of unmodified shell fragments, and 
1 bag of fire-cracked rock.
    In 1975 and 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, eight 
individuals were removed from Sims Pond Site (CA-LAN-702) in Los 
Alamitos, Los Angeles County, CA. This collection is the result of 
salvage excavations completed by Marie Cottrell in 1975, and Lawrence 
P. Allen in 1979, before construction began at the site. In 1975, 
Archaeological Research Incorporated conducted a Test Level 
investigation under the direction of Cottrell. In 1983, Cottrell 
contracted with UCLA for the collection to be curated in perpetuity at 
the Fowler Museum. The site is estimated to date

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from 1300 B.C. through A.D. 1399. Fragmentary human remains recovered 
from midden contexts represent five individuals of unknown age and sex, 
two adult individuals of unknown sex, and one juvenile individual of 
unknown sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from the Burrell Site (CA-LAN-999) in Torrance, Los 
Angeles, CA. The site, on Palos Verdes Peninsula, is on former U.S. 
Army Missile site property. It is important to note that a portion of 
LAN-999 was destroyed during the missile site construction. A.V. Eggers 
discovered the site in May 1978, while an archeological reconnaissance 
of the property was being conducted. At the request of Burrell Ltd., 
Martin D. Rosen, Survey Archaeologist at UCLA, excavated the site in 
1979. The estimated site age is Late Period (A.D. 700-1769). Human 
remains from Burial 1 represent an adult individual of unknown sex. No 
known individuals were identified. The 121 associated funerary objects 
include 72 shell artifacts, 46 stone flakes, and 3 unworked animal 
bones.
    In 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from a Prehistoric site in Palos Verdes (CA-LAN-1351), Los 
Angeles County, CA. Robert Rechtman led a surface survey in front of 
development on private land. This collection was received for curation 
at UCLA in April of 1988. Fragmentary human remains collected during 
survey represent one individual of unknown age or sex. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were 
identified.
    In 1982, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, 
CA. The collection was a set of human remains identified as Native 
American by Frank R. Webb, M.D., of the Los Angeles Coroner's Office in 
July 1942. The only documentation, a hand written note, indicates that 
the Southwest Museum received the collection in 1942 and later 
transferred it to UCLA around 1950. The exact location of the 
excavation or any other information concerning the circumstances of the 
excavation is unknown. The Coroner cataloged the human remains as 
Prehistoric without further information. Osteological analysis 
confirmed the human remains as being of a Native American adult male. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    The sites detailed in this notice have been identified through 
consultation to be within the traditional territories of the Tataviam/
Fernandeno and Tongva/Gabrielino people. These locations are consistent 
with ethnographic and historic documentation of the Tataviam/Fernandeno 
and Tongva/Gabrielino people.
    Linguistic and ethnohistoric evidence shows that these Takic-
speaking peoples moved into the San Fernando Valley and greater Los 
Angeles area by at least 3000 B.C. These groups have a common heritage, 
but began to diverge after arrival. Analysis of historical records from 
missions in the Greater Los Angeles area shows that at the time of 
mission recruitment, in the 18th and 19th centuries, the occupants of 
the area were descended from the populations living in the area since 
3000 B.C.
    The associated funerary objects described in this notice are 
consistent with those of groups ancestral to the present-day Tataviam/
Fernandeno and Tongva/Gabrielino people. The material cultures of 
earlier groups living in the geographical areas mentioned in this 
notice are characterized by archeologists as having passed through 
stages over the past 5,000 years. Many local archeologists assert that 
the changes in the material culture reflect evolving ecological 
adaptations and related changes in social organization of the same 
populations and do not represent population displacements or movements. 
The same range of artifact types and materials were used from the early 
pre-contact period until historic times. Tribal consultants explicitly 
state that population mixing, which did occur on a small scale, would 
not alter the continuity of the shared group identities of people 
associated with specific locales. Based on this evidence, continuity 
through time can be traced for all sites listed in this notice with 
present-day Tataviam/Fernandeno and Tongva/Gabrielino people. However, 
the Tataviam/Fernandeno and Tongva/Gabrielino people currently lack 
federal recognition within a single unified tribe.
    At the time of the excavation and removal of these human remains 
and associated funerary objects, the land from which the human remains 
and associated funerary objects were removed was not the tribal land of 
any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization. In 2014 and 2015, the 
Fowler Museum at UCLA consulted with Indian tribes who are recognized 
as aboriginal to the area from which these Native American human 
remains and associated funerary objects were removed. None of these 
Indian tribes agreed to accept control of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects. In October 2015, the Fowler Museum at UCLA 
agreed to transfer control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California (previously 
listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San 
Manual Reservation).

Determinations Made by the Fowler Museum at UCLA

    Officials of the Fowler Museum at UCLA have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 54 individuals of 
Native American ancestry based on metric and non-metric analysis.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 267 objects 
described in this notice 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), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day 
Indian tribe.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to San Manuel Band 
of Mission Indians, California (previously listed as the San Manual 
Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation).

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Wendy G. 
Teeter, Ph.D., Fowler Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 
90095-1549, telephone (310) 825-1864, email wteeter@arts.ucla.edu, by 
February 26, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California 
(previously listed as the San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of 
the San Manual Reservation), may proceed.
    The Fowler Museum is responsible for notifying the San Manuel Band 
of Mission Indians, California (previously listed as the San Manual 
Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation), that 
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    Dated: December 21, 2015.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-01600 Filed 1-26-16; 8:45 am]
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