Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 26252-26255 [2016-10185]

Download as PDF 26252 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices represent the physical remains of 63 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 165 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), 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 Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. 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 Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email laranoldner@uiowa.edu, by June 1, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota may proceed. The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is responsible for notifying the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: March 31, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–10184 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20775; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, previously the Office of the State Archaeologist Burials Program, has completed an inventory of human SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. 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 the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program at the address in this notice by June 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, 700 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384– 0740, email lara-noldner@uiowa.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 under the control of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, Iowa City, IA. The human remains were removed from Allamakee, Clay, Des Moines, Louisa and Woodbury Counties, Iowa. 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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the OtoeMissouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from site 13AM1 in Allamakee County, IA, by avocational archeologist H.P. Field. These human remains were discovered by Luther College in Decorah, IA, among the archeological materials from the site that had not received from Field. Following their discovery, Luther College transferred the human remains to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2001. Four of the individuals are adults and are represented by four incomplete femora. The fifth individual, a child or young juvenile, is represented by a hand phalanx. Other incomplete adult bone fragments could not be assigned to any specific individual (Burial Project 1518). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13AM10 in Allamakee County, IA. These human remains were discovered among archeological materials received from Luther College, in Decorah, IA, by the Missouri Department of Transportation. After being identified as originating from Iowa, the human remains were returned to Iowa and transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. Former Luther College anthropology professor Dale Henning reported the tooth originally may have been part of the Gavin Sampson Collection at the Luther College Archaeological Repository. The tooth represents a middle-aged to older adult of indeterminate sex (BP 2385). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13AM21 in Allamakee County, IA, by avocational archeologist H.P. Field. These human remains were identified by Luther College, in Decorah, IA, among the archeological materials from the site that it had received from Field. Following their discovery, Luther College transferred the human remains to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2001. The individual is represented by a nearly complete right temporal bone and is estimated to be approximately 2.5 to 3.5 years old (BP 1475). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices In 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13AM43 in Allamakee County, IA. Additional human remains excavated from the same site, representing, at minimum, 29 individuals, were published in a previous Notice of Inventory Completion (62 FR, 53023–53025), and were reburied in Iowa in 1997 by the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. The human remains of one subadult had been mislabeled and were therefore not identified until recently. The individual is represented by a fairly complete skeleton and is estimated to be approximately 6–12 months old (BP 115). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from site 13AM52 in Allamakee County, IA. Gavin Sampson, an avocational archeologist, collected materials from archeological sites primarily in Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties from the 1940s through the 1960s. In 1969, he donated his collection to Luther College in Decorah, IA. Among the Sampson Collection were human skeletal remains from site 13AM52. In 1995, Luther College transferred the human remains to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. A young to middle-aged adult, possibly male, is represented by a hand phalanx and 22 foot bones. Two of the individuals are subadults, each of whom is represented by a single tooth. Their respective ages are estimated to be 9.7 to 11.1 years and 15.1 to 15.8 years (Burial Project 921). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from site 13AM59 in Allamakee County, IA. Somehow, these human remains were in the collections of Effigy Mounds National Monument. In 1987, Effigy Mounds National Monument transferred these human remains to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. The incomplete and fragmentary human remains represent two subadults and five adults (BP 226). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1965, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13AM60 in Allamakee County, IA. Avocational archeologist Gavin A. Sampson conducted several surface surveys of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Malone Cemetery (13AM60). Sampson salvaged several burials and the associated artifacts that had been disturbed by hog rooting activity. Human remains were also displaced from a burial on a ridge adjacent to the site. All human remains and artifacts were curated at Luther College in Decorah, IA. Human remains of the individual reported here were transferred from Luther College to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, likely in the 1970s. The human remains represent an adult female approximately 25 to 35 years in age (BP 3094). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 2002, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13AM200 in Allamakee County, IA during an archeological field school conducted by Luther College, Decorah, IA. A bone fragment found at the base of a pit feature was identified as possibly human during laboratory analysis of the material recovered from the excavation. It was transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2002. The bone fragment, an incomplete left innominate fragment, represents an adult of indeterminate age and sex (BP 1589). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In either 1976 or 1980, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13AM210 in Allamakee County, IA. Cultural and osteological material collected from the surface were housed at the Luther College Archaeological Laboratory, in Decorah, IA. During examination of the collections, two bone fragments collected in 1980 were identified as human. They were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2003. The individual is represented by two long bone fragments. The individual is of an indeterminate age and sex (BP 1620). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13AM404 in Allamakee County, IA. The human remains consist of a single human tooth recovered from the Oneota component of 13AM404 during Phase II archeological testing conducted by Bear Creek Archaeology Inc. in Cresco, IA. In 2006, the tooth was transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program from the Luther College Archaeology Lab, Decorah, IA. The molar represents an adult of PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26253 unknown age and sex (Burial Project 1971). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1998, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 13CY2, Gillet Grove, in Clay County, IA, during an excavation by the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Archaeological Field School under the direction of Joseph Tiffany. Soil samples were taken from storage pit features at the site, and then processed at the Iowa State University Archaeological Laboratory (ISUAL), in Ames, IA. A human tooth recovered from one of the samples and was transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 1998. The tooth represents a young to middle-aged adult of unknown sex (Burial Project 1248). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from site 13DM3 in Des Moines County, IA, during a summer field school excavation of the site by Grinnell College and University of Iowa students under the direction of Dean Straffin. All materials excavated were taken to the University of Iowa Geology Repository. In December 1996, University of Iowa geology professor Holmes Semken identified human skeletal remains in the Geology Repository collection from site 13DM3. The human remains were removed from the collection and transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. A radiocarbon date reported from the feature from which the human remains were removed is A.D. 1400 ± 95 years. The three individuals represent an older juvenile to young adult, and two subadults, aged about 3.5–4.5 years old and about 7–9 years (Burial Project 1097). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1971 and 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from site 13DM101 in Des Moines County, IA, during archeological excavations. The excavations were carried out by Dean Straffin, then of Parsons College, Fairfield, IA, under the auspices of the Office of the State Archaeologist. One cranial fragment was recovered, and was identified as human during laboratory examination of the collections in 1994 and 1995. The human remains were immediately transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. The human remains represent two older juvenile to young adult E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 26254 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices individuals (BP 995). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from site 13DM140 in Des Moines, IA. The human remains were exposed during the digging of a house foundation by homeowner Mike Kelley, who immediately stopped construction, removed the exposed bones, and contacted the Iowa Assistant State Archaeologist. An emergency archeological excavation was conducted at the site. The materials collected during the archeological excavation were kept at Parsons College in Fairfield, IA. Following the closure of Parsons College, the 13DM140 site collection was transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist. During a meeting with R. Eric Hollinger in 1996, Kelley turned over the human skeletal remains he himself had collected from the exposed burial in 1972. These human remains were then transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, where they joined additional human remains from the same site. The human remains represent two adults, one aged 25–35 years, possibly female, and a possible male of unknown age (Burial Project 993). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1970 and 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, 14 individuals were removed from site 13LA1 in Louisa County, IA. The site has been the subject of archeological excavations on several occasions. Several test units were excavated at 13LA1 in 1970. In 1996, a summer field school was conducted by the University of Illinois-Urbana Department of Anthropology and the Iowa Archaeological Society at the site. All materials recovered in both 1970 and 1996 were housed in the Office of the State Archaeologist. All human remains collected were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. The human remains represent four subadults, two older juveniles to young adults, six adults, and two individuals who could be either subadults or adults (BP 973, 1029, 1422). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from site 13WD6 in Woodbury County, IA. These human remains were housed at the Sanford Museum in Cherokee, IA, until their transfer to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 in 1997 and 2009. The human remains were likely removed during salvage excavations conducted in 1957 by members of the Iowa Archaeological Society, following disturbance to the site caused by quarrying operations. Other human remains known to have been recovered from this site in 1957 have previously been published in a notice (62 FR, 53023–53025) and reburied in Iowa. The human remains reported here represent one juvenile and one adult (Burial Project 1160, 3035). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13WD7 in Woodbury County, IA. These human remains were collected by Amy Harvey, whose doctoral research focused on Oneota sites in Iowa. She received her doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the 1960s. Later, she took a teaching position at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and stored the materials she had collected for her doctoral research there. In 2010, the Office of the State Archaeologist located the human skeletal remains from site 13WD7 still stored at Stephens College, and in 2013, it transferred them to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. How the human remains came to be in Harvey’s possession is unknown. The individual is estimated to be an older juvenile or young adult (BP 2952). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1993, 1994, and 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from site 13WD8 in Woodbury County, IA. In 1993, flood damage and erosion of 13WD8 exposed human remains at the site. On two separate occasions, an unknown collector, on an unknown date removed exposed human remains from the site. Human remains were also recovered during an archeological salvage excavation of the site in 1994. In 1996, students on a field trip reported additional human remains eroding from the west cut-bank of the Little Sioux River to the Woodbury County Sheriff, and the Office of the State Archaeologist was notified. All human remains were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. They represent two young adults (one possible female and one of indeterminate sex), an adult of indeterminate sex, an older adult of indeterminate sex, a 25 to 35 year old male, a young juvenile of indeterminate sex, and a subadult approximately one PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to three years old (BP 950). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 2000, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 13WD55 in Woodbury County, IA. In the spring of 2000, the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program and members of the office’s Indian Advisory Council visited site 13WD55 after being contacted by the Woodbury County Medical Examiner’s office regarding exposed human remains in a burial near the Little Sioux River. Site 13WD55 is a late prehistoric, open habitation Oneota site with isolated burials. The individual is represented by a nearly complete skeleton and is estimated to be approximately 8–10 years of age (Burial Project 1391). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. All human remains originating from the sites described above were determined to be associated with the Oneota tradition based on archeological evidence. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 14 individuals were removed from site 13AM60 in Allamakee County, IA. These human remains were part of the Collection made by Amy Harvey (described above). Human skeletal remains from 13AM60, which had been stored at Stephens College, were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2013. How the human remains came to be in Harvey’s possession is unknown. The commingled human remains represent 11 adults and three subadults. Among the adults are five possible males and two females. The three subadults represented are: A newborn–1.5 year-old, a 2.5–3.5 yearold, and a 7.5–9.5 year-old (Burial Project 2566, 2567). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains from site 13AM60 are identified as associated with the Oneota tradition based on archeological and archival evidence. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from an unknown site somewhere in Woodbury County, IA. The human remains were found by an unknown individual along the Little Sioux River, south of Correctionville, IA. Deputies from the Correctionville Sheriff’s Office collected the human remains and additional materials from two other areas located farther south along the river. All human remains and artifacts collected were transferred to the Office of the State E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 84 / Monday, May 2, 2016 / Notices Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in early 2014. The individuals are young adults of indeterminate sex, each represented by cranial remains (Burial Project 2971). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains from Woodbury County, IA, have been identified as associated with the Oneota tradition based on their proximity to several other Oneota sites in the area. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from an unknown site in Iowa. These human remains were part of the collection made by Amy Harvey (described above). Human skeletal remains found in material labeled as ‘‘NE Iowa, Orr Focus,’’ which had been stored at Stephens College, were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2010 and 2013. How the human remains came into Harvey’s possession is unknown. The human remains represent an adult male aged approximately 30–50 years and an older adult of indeterminate sex (Burial Project 2893, 2955). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains from the unknown site in Iowa have been identified as associated with the Oneota tradition based on osteological and archival evidence. All human remains reported in this Notice were identified as Native American based on documented association with, or proximity to, Oneota archeological sites. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the {Museum or Federal Agency} Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 73 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), there are no associated funerary objects included in this Notice. • 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 Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email lara-noldner@uiowa.edu, by June 1, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the OtoeMissouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma may proceed. The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is responsible for notifying the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: March 31, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–10185 Filed 4–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–934] Certain Windshield Wiper Devices and Components; Commission Final Determination of Violation of Section 337; Termination of Investigation; Issuance of Limited Exclusion Order U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’) in the above-captioned investigation. 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Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on October 27, 2014, based on a Complaint filed by Nobel Biocare Services AG of Kloten, Switzerland and Nobel Biocare USA, LLC of Yorba Linda, California (collectively, ‘‘Nobel’’), as supplemented. 79 FR 63940–41 (Oct. 27, 2014). The Complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’), in the sale for importation, importation, and sale within the United States after importation of certain dental implants by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,714,977 (‘‘the ’977 patent’’) and 8,764,443 (‘‘the ’443 patent’’). The Complaint further alleges the existence of a domestic industry. The Commission’s Notice of Investigation named as respondents Neodent USA, Inc., of Andover, Massachusetts and ´ ´ JJGC Industria e Comercio de Materiais ´ Dentarios S/A of Curitiba, Brazil (collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’). The Commission previously terminated the investigation in part as to certain claims of the ’443 patent. Notice (Apr. 29, 2015); Order No. 22 (Apr. 8, 2015). The Commission also amended the Notice of Investigation to reflect the corporate name change of Neodent USA, Inc. to Instradent USA, Inc. Notice (May 6, 2015); Order No. 24 (Apr. 9, 2015). The use of the term ‘‘Respondents’’ herein refers to the current named respondents. On October 27, 2015, the ALJ issued his final ID, finding a violation of section 337 with respect to asserted claims 15, 18, 19, 30, and 32 of the ’443 patent, and finding no violation with respect to asserted claim 17 of the ’443 patent and all of the asserted claims of the ’977 patent. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20775; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State 
Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, 
previously the Office of the State Archaeologist Burials Program, 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 the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program. 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 the 
Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program at the address 
in this notice by June 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program, 700 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, 
telephone (319) 384-0740, email lara-noldner@uiowa.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 under 
the control of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program, Iowa City, IA. The human remains were removed from Allamakee, 
Clay, Des Moines, Louisa and Woodbury Counties, Iowa.
    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 Office 
of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and 
Nebraska; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; and the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, five 
individuals were removed from site 13AM1 in Allamakee County, IA, by 
avocational archeologist H.P. Field. These human remains were 
discovered by Luther College in Decorah, IA, among the archeological 
materials from the site that had not received from Field. Following 
their discovery, Luther College transferred the human remains to the 
Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2001. Four 
of the individuals are adults and are represented by four incomplete 
femora. The fifth individual, a child or young juvenile, is represented 
by a hand phalanx. Other incomplete adult bone fragments could not be 
assigned to any specific individual (Burial Project 1518). No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 13AM10 in Allamakee County, IA. These 
human remains were discovered among archeological materials received 
from Luther College, in Decorah, IA, by the Missouri Department of 
Transportation. After being identified as originating from Iowa, the 
human remains were returned to Iowa and transferred to the Office of 
the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. Former Luther College 
anthropology professor Dale Henning reported the tooth originally may 
have been part of the Gavin Sampson Collection at the Luther College 
Archaeological Repository. The tooth represents a middle-aged to older 
adult of indeterminate sex (BP 2385). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 13AM21 in Allamakee County, IA, by 
avocational archeologist H.P. Field. These human remains were 
identified by Luther College, in Decorah, IA, among the archeological 
materials from the site that it had received from Field. Following 
their discovery, Luther College transferred the human remains to the 
Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2001. The 
individual is represented by a nearly complete right temporal bone and 
is estimated to be approximately 2.5 to 3.5 years old (BP 1475). No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

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    In 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from site 13AM43 in Allamakee County, IA. Additional human 
remains excavated from the same site, representing, at minimum, 29 
individuals, were published in a previous Notice of Inventory 
Completion (62 FR, 53023-53025), and were reburied in Iowa in 1997 by 
the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. The human 
remains of one subadult had been mislabeled and were therefore not 
identified until recently. The individual is represented by a fairly 
complete skeleton and is estimated to be approximately 6-12 months old 
(BP 115). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from site 13AM52 in Allamakee County, IA. 
Gavin Sampson, an avocational archeologist, collected materials from 
archeological sites primarily in Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties from 
the 1940s through the 1960s. In 1969, he donated his collection to 
Luther College in Decorah, IA. Among the Sampson Collection were human 
skeletal remains from site 13AM52. In 1995, Luther College transferred 
the human remains to the Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program. A young to middle-aged adult, possibly male, is 
represented by a hand phalanx and 22 foot bones. Two of the individuals 
are subadults, each of whom is represented by a single tooth. Their 
respective ages are estimated to be 9.7 to 11.1 years and 15.1 to 15.8 
years (Burial Project 921). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, seven 
individuals were removed from site 13AM59 in Allamakee County, IA. 
Somehow, these human remains were in the collections of Effigy Mounds 
National Monument. In 1987, Effigy Mounds National Monument transferred 
these human remains to the Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program. The incomplete and fragmentary human remains 
represent two subadults and five adults (BP 226). No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1965, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from site 13AM60 in Allamakee County, IA. Avocational 
archeologist Gavin A. Sampson conducted several surface surveys of the 
Malone Cemetery (13AM60). Sampson salvaged several burials and the 
associated artifacts that had been disturbed by hog rooting activity. 
Human remains were also displaced from a burial on a ridge adjacent to 
the site. All human remains and artifacts were curated at Luther 
College in Decorah, IA. Human remains of the individual reported here 
were transferred from Luther College to the Office of the State 
Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, likely in the 1970s. The human 
remains represent an adult female approximately 25 to 35 years in age 
(BP 3094). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 2002, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from site 13AM200 in Allamakee County, IA during an 
archeological field school conducted by Luther College, Decorah, IA. A 
bone fragment found at the base of a pit feature was identified as 
possibly human during laboratory analysis of the material recovered 
from the excavation. It was transferred to the Office of the State 
Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2002. The bone fragment, an 
incomplete left innominate fragment, represents an adult of 
indeterminate age and sex (BP 1589). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In either 1976 or 1980, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 13AM210 in Allamakee County, IA. 
Cultural and osteological material collected from the surface were 
housed at the Luther College Archaeological Laboratory, in Decorah, IA. 
During examination of the collections, two bone fragments collected in 
1980 were identified as human. They were transferred to the Office of 
the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2003. The individual 
is represented by two long bone fragments. The individual is of an 
indeterminate age and sex (BP 1620). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 13AM404 in Allamakee County, IA. The 
human remains consist of a single human tooth recovered from the Oneota 
component of 13AM404 during Phase II archeological testing conducted by 
Bear Creek Archaeology Inc. in Cresco, IA. In 2006, the tooth was 
transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program from the Luther College Archaeology Lab, Decorah, IA. The molar 
represents an adult of unknown age and sex (Burial Project 1971). No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1998, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from site 13CY2, Gillet Grove, in Clay County, IA, 
during an excavation by the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Archaeological 
Field School under the direction of Joseph Tiffany. Soil samples were 
taken from storage pit features at the site, and then processed at the 
Iowa State University Archaeological Laboratory (ISUAL), in Ames, IA. A 
human tooth recovered from one of the samples and was transferred to 
the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 1998. 
The tooth represents a young to middle-aged adult of unknown sex 
(Burial Project 1248). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from site 13DM3 in Des Moines County, IA, during a summer 
field school excavation of the site by Grinnell College and University 
of Iowa students under the direction of Dean Straffin. All materials 
excavated were taken to the University of Iowa Geology Repository. In 
December 1996, University of Iowa geology professor Holmes Semken 
identified human skeletal remains in the Geology Repository collection 
from site 13DM3. The human remains were removed from the collection and 
transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program. A radiocarbon date reported from the feature from which the 
human remains were removed is A.D. 1400  95 years. The 
three individuals represent an older juvenile to young adult, and two 
subadults, aged about 3.5-4.5 years old and about 7-9 years (Burial 
Project 1097). No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1971 and 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from site 13DM101 in Des Moines County, IA, 
during archeological excavations. The excavations were carried out by 
Dean Straffin, then of Parsons College, Fairfield, IA, under the 
auspices of the Office of the State Archaeologist. One cranial fragment 
was recovered, and was identified as human during laboratory 
examination of the collections in 1994 and 1995. The human remains were 
immediately transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program. The human remains represent two older juvenile 
to young adult

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individuals (BP 995). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from site 13DM140 in Des Moines, IA. The human remains 
were exposed during the digging of a house foundation by homeowner Mike 
Kelley, who immediately stopped construction, removed the exposed 
bones, and contacted the Iowa Assistant State Archaeologist. An 
emergency archeological excavation was conducted at the site. The 
materials collected during the archeological excavation were kept at 
Parsons College in Fairfield, IA. Following the closure of Parsons 
College, the 13DM140 site collection was transferred to the Office of 
the State Archaeologist. During a meeting with R. Eric Hollinger in 
1996, Kelley turned over the human skeletal remains he himself had 
collected from the exposed burial in 1972. These human remains were 
then transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program, where they joined additional human remains from 
the same site. The human remains represent two adults, one aged 25-35 
years, possibly female, and a possible male of unknown age (Burial 
Project 993). No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1970 and 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, 14 
individuals were removed from site 13LA1 in Louisa County, IA. The site 
has been the subject of archeological excavations on several occasions. 
Several test units were excavated at 13LA1 in 1970. In 1996, a summer 
field school was conducted by the University of Illinois-Urbana 
Department of Anthropology and the Iowa Archaeological Society at the 
site. All materials recovered in both 1970 and 1996 were housed in the 
Office of the State Archaeologist. All human remains collected were 
transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program. The human remains represent four subadults, two older 
juveniles to young adults, six adults, and two individuals who could be 
either subadults or adults (BP 973, 1029, 1422). No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from site 13WD6 in Woodbury County, IA. These 
human remains were housed at the Sanford Museum in Cherokee, IA, until 
their transfer to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program, in 1997 and 2009. The human remains were likely removed during 
salvage excavations conducted in 1957 by members of the Iowa 
Archaeological Society, following disturbance to the site caused by 
quarrying operations. Other human remains known to have been recovered 
from this site in 1957 have previously been published in a notice (62 
FR, 53023-53025) and reburied in Iowa. The human remains reported here 
represent one juvenile and one adult (Burial Project 1160, 3035). No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 13WD7 in Woodbury County, IA. These 
human remains were collected by Amy Harvey, whose doctoral research 
focused on Oneota sites in Iowa. She received her doctorate degree from 
the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the 1960s. Later, she took a 
teaching position at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and stored the 
materials she had collected for her doctoral research there. In 2010, 
the Office of the State Archaeologist located the human skeletal 
remains from site 13WD7 still stored at Stephens College, and in 2013, 
it transferred them to the Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program. How the human remains came to be in Harvey's 
possession is unknown. The individual is estimated to be an older 
juvenile or young adult (BP 2952). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1993, 1994, and 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, 
seven individuals were removed from site 13WD8 in Woodbury County, IA. 
In 1993, flood damage and erosion of 13WD8 exposed human remains at the 
site. On two separate occasions, an unknown collector, on an unknown 
date removed exposed human remains from the site. Human remains were 
also recovered during an archeological salvage excavation of the site 
in 1994. In 1996, students on a field trip reported additional human 
remains eroding from the west cut-bank of the Little Sioux River to the 
Woodbury County Sheriff, and the Office of the State Archaeologist was 
notified. All human remains were transferred to the Office of the State 
Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. They represent two young adults 
(one possible female and one of indeterminate sex), an adult of 
indeterminate sex, an older adult of indeterminate sex, a 25 to 35 year 
old male, a young juvenile of indeterminate sex, and a subadult 
approximately one to three years old (BP 950). No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 2000, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from site 13WD55 in Woodbury County, IA. In the spring of 
2000, the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program and 
members of the office's Indian Advisory Council visited site 13WD55 
after being contacted by the Woodbury County Medical Examiner's office 
regarding exposed human remains in a burial near the Little Sioux 
River. Site 13WD55 is a late prehistoric, open habitation Oneota site 
with isolated burials. The individual is represented by a nearly 
complete skeleton and is estimated to be approximately 8-10 years of 
age (Burial Project 1391). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    All human remains originating from the sites described above were 
determined to be associated with the Oneota tradition based on 
archeological evidence.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 14 
individuals were removed from site 13AM60 in Allamakee County, IA. 
These human remains were part of the Collection made by Amy Harvey 
(described above). Human skeletal remains from 13AM60, which had been 
stored at Stephens College, were transferred to the Office of the State 
Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 2013. How the human remains 
came to be in Harvey's possession is unknown. The commingled human 
remains represent 11 adults and three subadults. Among the adults are 
five possible males and two females. The three subadults represented 
are: A newborn-1.5 year-old, a 2.5-3.5 year-old, and a 7.5-9.5 year-old 
(Burial Project 2566, 2567). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains from site 13AM60 are identified as associated 
with the Oneota tradition based on archeological and archival evidence.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from an unknown site somewhere in Woodbury 
County, IA. The human remains were found by an unknown individual along 
the Little Sioux River, south of Correctionville, IA. Deputies from the 
Correctionville Sheriff's Office collected the human remains and 
additional materials from two other areas located farther south along 
the river. All human remains and artifacts collected were transferred 
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Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in early 2014. The individuals are 
young adults of indeterminate sex, each represented by cranial remains 
(Burial Project 2971). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains from Woodbury County, IA, have been identified as 
associated with the Oneota tradition based on their proximity to 
several other Oneota sites in the area.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from an unknown site in Iowa. These human 
remains were part of the collection made by Amy Harvey (described 
above). Human skeletal remains found in material labeled as ``NE Iowa, 
Orr Focus,'' which had been stored at Stephens College, were 
transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program in 2010 and 2013. How the human remains came into Harvey's 
possession is unknown. The human remains represent an adult male aged 
approximately 30-50 years and an older adult of indeterminate sex 
(Burial Project 2893, 2955). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains from the unknown site in Iowa have been 
identified as associated with the Oneota tradition based on 
osteological and archival evidence. All human remains reported in this 
Notice were identified as Native American based on documented 
association with, or proximity to, Oneota archeological sites.

Determinations Made by the {Museum or Federal Agency{time} 

    Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 73 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), there are no associated 
funerary objects included in this Notice.
     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 Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; the 
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; 
the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; and the Ponca 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.

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 Lara 
Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, 
University of Iowa, 700 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, 
telephone (319) 384-0740, email lara-noldner@uiowa.edu, by June 1, 
2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas 
and Nebraska; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of 
Nebraska; and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma may proceed.
    The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is 
responsible for notifying the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; the 
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; 
the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; and the Ponca 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 31, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-10185 Filed 4-29-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-50-P