Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR, 11629-11631 [2017-03614]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 59 cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. George Sabo, Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey, 2475 North Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, telephone (479) 575–3556 by March 27, 2017. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma may proceed. The Arkansas Archeological Survey is responsible for notifying the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: December 19, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–03621 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22752: PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR Consultation National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Arkansas Archeological Survey 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Arkansas Archeological Survey. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the address in this notice by March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Dr. George Sabo, Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey, 2475 North Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, telephone (479) 575–3556. 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 Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from multiple counties in the state of Arkansas. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Arkansas Archeological Survey professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Caddo Nation, The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe), and The Quapaw Tribe of Indians. These human remains were inventoried and documented by physical anthropologists at the University of Arkansas. History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing at minimum, one individual were removed from the East PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11629 site (3CL21) in Clark County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 2015. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the East site (3CL21) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900– 1650). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from site 3CL24 in Clark County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1974. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3CL24 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Bayou Sel site (3CL27) in Clark County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1973. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary items were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Bayou Sel site (3CL27) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900–1650). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Copeland Ridge site (3CL195) in Clark County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1991. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Copeland Ridge site (3CL195) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900–1650), Late Caddo (A.D. 1450–1650), or Social Hill Phase (A.D. 1500–1600). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 3CL287 in Clark County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1980. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3CL287 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Late Caddo Period (A.D. 1450– 1650). In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered from the Wilson site (3CV109) in Cleveland County, AR. No known individuals were identified. The E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11630 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices associated funerary object includes one fragmentary Foster Incised/Keno trailed bowl (84–482). Diagnostic artifacts found at the Wilson site (3CV109) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Late Mississippi Period (A.D. 1350–1650) or Late Caddo Period (A.D. 1450–1650). In 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Kelly Sears site (3CO3) in Columbia County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Kelly Sears site (3CO3) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.–A.D. 950) or Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.–A.D. 900). In 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 individuals were recovered from the Hood site (3HE54) in Hempstead County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Hood site (3HE54) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.– A.D. 950) or Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.–A.D. 900). In 1972 and 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, 20 individuals were recovered from the Ferguson site (3HE63) in Hempstead County, AR. No known individuals were identified. The 51 associated artifacts include 42 ceramic vessels, two broken siltstone discs, one cut shell, one tool kit, one worked flake, one Gary point, one fragmentary biface, one quartz crystal, and one clay objects (72– 22). Diagnostic artifacts found at the Ferguson site (3HE63) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.–A.D. 900) or Haley Phase (A.D. 1200–1400). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Purtle site (3HE70) in Hempstead County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1973. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Purtle site (3HE70) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.–A.D. 950) or Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.–A.D. 900). In 1983 and 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were recovered from the Martin Farm site (3HE92) in Hempstead County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Martin Farm site (3HE92) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.–A.D. 950) or Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.–A.D. 900). In 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Barkman Salt site (3HS10) in Hot Spring County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Barkman Salt site (3HS10) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900–1650). In 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 3HS15 in Hot Spring County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3HS15 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900– 1650). In 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were recovered from site 3HS22 in Hot Spring County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3HS22 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Late Caddo (A.D. 1450–1600) or Caddo IV Period (A.D. 1500–1700). In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered from site 3HS38 in Hot Spring County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3HS38 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Late Caddo Period (A.D. 1450–1600) or Caddo IV Period (A.D. 1500–1700). In 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 3HS450 in Hot Spring County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the site 3HS450 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Caddo III period (A.D. 1400–1500). In 1992, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered near site 3LO17 in Logan County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found near site 3LO17 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In 2016, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the surface of the Wild Violet Site (3LO226) in Logan County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Wild Violet site (3LO226) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Late Archaic Period (2000 B.C.–A.D. 800) or Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.–A.D. 900). In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Moore/ Higginbotham site (3MI3/30) in Miller County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Moore/Higginbotham site (3MI3/30) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.– A.D. 900). In 1968, 1969, 1983, and 2009, human remains representing, at minimum, 380 individuals were recovered from the Crenshaw site (3MI6) in Miller County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts and radiocarbon dates found at the Crenshaw site (3MI6) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Middle Caddo Period (A.D. 1200–1400). In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered near the Caddo River in Montgomery County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found along the Caddo River indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered from an unknown site in Ouachita County. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1987. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary items were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Ouachita County indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered from the Slough Bend site (3SA7) in Saline County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1969. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices found at the Slough Bend site (3SA7) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 2002, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Hughes Mound site (3SA11) in Saline County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Hughes Mound site (3SA11) indicate that the human remains were probably buried during the Late Caddo Period (A.D. 1450–1650). In 1978 and 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered from the Holman Springs site (3SV29) in Sevier County, AR. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects include one lot of grey clay and one ceramic vessel (85–380– 270, 271). Diagnostic artifacts found at the Holman Springs site (3SV29) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Middle (A.D. 1300–1450) or Late Caddo Period (A.D. 1450–1650). In 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were recovered from the Wake site (3SV224) in Sevier County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Wake site (3SV224) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Late Woodland period (A.D. 600–950). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, six individuals were recovered from the Bowman site in Southwest Arkansas. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1984. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Bowman site indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900–1650). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered from an unknown location in Southwest Arkansas. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 2006 and 2007. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Southwest Arkansas indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 individual were recovered from an unknown location in Sebastian County, AR. These human remains were determined to be of Native American descent and were transferred to the Arkansas Archeological Survey. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Sebastian County, AR, indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from an unknown location in Garland County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 2015. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Garland County, AR, indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). This notice includes a variety of terms commonly used in discussions of Arkansas archeology and the historical trajectories that gave rise to specific Native American communities identified in the historic record. Based on the archeological context for these sites and what is presently known about the peoples who pre-date the historic Caddo and occupied the sites listed in this notice, the Arkansas Archeological Society has determined the human remains listed in this notice are culturally affiliated with the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. Determinations Made by the Arkansas Archeological Survey Officials of the Arkansas Archeological Survey have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 459 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 54 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 the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11631 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 Dr. George Sabo, Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey, 2475 North Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, telephone (479) 575–3556, by March 27, 2017. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Arkansas Archeological Survey is responsible for notifying the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: January 17, 2017, Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–03614 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22723; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum) 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 Burke Museum. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-22752: PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas Archeological Survey, 
Fayetteville, AR

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Arkansas Archeological Survey 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 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 Arkansas Archeological Survey. If no additional requestors come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects 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 and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the 
address in this notice by March 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Dr. George Sabo, Director, Arkansas Archeological Survey, 
2475 North Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, telephone (479) 575-
3556.

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 Arkansas 
Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from multiple counties in the 
state of Arkansas.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Caddo Nation, The Osage Nation (previously 
listed as the Osage Tribe), and The Quapaw Tribe of Indians. These 
human remains were inventoried and documented by physical 
anthropologists at the University of Arkansas.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the East site (3CL21) in Clark County, AR. 
These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey 
in 2015. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the East site 
(3CL21) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during 
the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900-1650).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, four 
individuals were removed from site 3CL24 in Clark County, AR. These 
human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 
1974. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3CL24 indicate 
that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric 
Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Bayou Sel site (3CL27) in Clark 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1973. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary items were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the Bayou Sel site (3CL27) indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900-1650).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Copeland Ridge site (3CL195) in Clark 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1991. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the Copeland Ridge site (3CL195) indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900-1650), Late Caddo 
(A.D. 1450-1650), or Social Hill Phase (A.D. 1500-1600).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 3CL287 in Clark County, AR. These 
human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 
1980. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3CL287 
indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Late 
Caddo Period (A.D. 1450-1650).
    In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were recovered from the Wilson site (3CV109) in Cleveland County, AR. 
No known individuals were identified. The

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associated funerary object includes one fragmentary Foster Incised/Keno 
trailed bowl (84-482). Diagnostic artifacts found at the Wilson site 
(3CV109) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during 
the Late Mississippi Period (A.D. 1350-1650) or Late Caddo Period (A.D. 
1450-1650).
    In 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Kelly Sears site (3CO3) in Columbia County, AR. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Kelly Sears site (3CO3) 
indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the 
Woodland Period (650 B.C.-A.D. 950) or Fourche Maline tradition (500 
B.C.-A.D. 900).
    In 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 individuals 
were recovered from the Hood site (3HE54) in Hempstead County, AR. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Hood site (3HE54) indicate 
that these human remains were probably buried during the Woodland 
Period (650 B.C.-A.D. 950) or Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.-A.D. 
900).
    In 1972 and 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, 20 
individuals were recovered from the Ferguson site (3HE63) in Hempstead 
County, AR. No known individuals were identified. The 51 associated 
artifacts include 42 ceramic vessels, two broken siltstone discs, one 
cut shell, one tool kit, one worked flake, one Gary point, one 
fragmentary biface, one quartz crystal, and one clay objects (72-22). 
Diagnostic artifacts found at the Ferguson site (3HE63) indicate that 
these human remains were probably buried during the Fourche Maline 
tradition (500 B.C.-A.D. 900) or Haley Phase (A.D. 1200-1400).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from the Purtle site (3HE70) in Hempstead 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1973. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the Purtle site (3HE70) indicate that these human remains were probably 
buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.-A.D. 950) or Fourche Maline 
tradition (500 B.C.-A.D. 900).
    In 1983 and 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, five 
individuals were recovered from the Martin Farm site (3HE92) in 
Hempstead County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the Martin Farm site (3HE92) indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.-A.D. 950) or 
Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.-A.D. 900).
    In 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Barkman Salt site (3HS10) in Hot Spring County, 
AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects 
were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Barkman Salt site 
(3HS10) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during 
the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900-1650).
    In 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from site 3HS15 in Hot Spring County, AR. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. 
Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3HS15 indicate that these human 
remains were probably buried during the Caddo tradition (A.D. 900-
1650).
    In 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were recovered from site 3HS22 in Hot Spring County, AR. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3HS22 indicate that these 
human remains were probably buried during the Late Caddo (A.D. 1450-
1600) or Caddo IV Period (A.D. 1500-1700).
    In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were recovered from site 3HS38 in Hot Spring County, AR. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3HS38 indicate that these 
human remains were probably buried during the Late Caddo Period (A.D. 
1450-1600) or Caddo IV Period (A.D. 1500-1700).
    In 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from site 3HS450 in Hot Spring County, AR. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. 
Diagnostic artifacts found at the site 3HS450 indicate that these human 
remains were probably buried during the Caddo III period (A.D. 1400-
1500).
    In 1992, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered near site 3LO17 in Logan County, AR. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic 
artifacts found near site 3LO17 indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 2016, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the surface of the Wild Violet Site (3LO226) in 
Logan County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Wild 
Violet site (3LO226) indicate that these human remains were probably 
buried during the Late Archaic Period (2000 B.C.-A.D. 800) or Fourche 
Maline tradition (500 B.C.-A.D. 900).
    In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Moore/Higginbotham site (3MI3/30) in Miller 
County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Moore/
Higginbotham site (3MI3/30) indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Fourche Maline tradition (500 B.C.-A.D. 
900).
    In 1968, 1969, 1983, and 2009, human remains representing, at 
minimum, 380 individuals were recovered from the Crenshaw site (3MI6) 
in Miller County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts and 
radiocarbon dates found at the Crenshaw site (3MI6) indicate that these 
human remains were probably buried during the Middle Caddo Period (A.D. 
1200-1400).
    In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered near the Caddo River in Montgomery County, AR. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. 
Diagnostic artifacts found along the Caddo River indicate that these 
human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period 
(11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were recovered from an unknown site in Ouachita County. 
These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey 
in 1987. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
items were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Ouachita County 
indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the 
Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were recovered from the Slough Bend site (3SA7) in Saline 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1969. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts

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found at the Slough Bend site (3SA7) indicate that these human remains 
were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 
1541).
    In 2002, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Hughes Mound site (3SA11) in Saline County, AR. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Hughes Mound site (3SA11) 
indicate that the human remains were probably buried during the Late 
Caddo Period (A.D. 1450-1650).
    In 1978 and 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were recovered from the Holman Springs site (3SV29) in 
Sevier County, AR. No known individuals were identified. The two 
associated funerary objects include one lot of grey clay and one 
ceramic vessel (85-380-270, 271). Diagnostic artifacts found at the 
Holman Springs site (3SV29) indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Middle (A.D. 1300-1450) or Late Caddo Period 
(A.D. 1450-1650).
    In 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were recovered from the Wake site (3SV224) in Sevier County, AR. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Wake site (3SV224) indicate 
that these human remains were probably buried during the Late Woodland 
period (A.D. 600-950).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, six 
individuals were recovered from the Bowman site in Southwest Arkansas. 
These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey 
in 1984. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Bowman site 
indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Caddo 
tradition (A.D. 900-1650).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were recovered from an unknown location in Southwest 
Arkansas. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 2006 and 2007. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic 
artifacts found in Southwest Arkansas indicate that these human remains 
were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 
1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from an unknown location in Sebastian County, 
AR. These human remains were determined to be of Native American 
descent and were transferred to the Arkansas Archeological Survey. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Sebastian County, AR, indicate 
that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric 
Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from an unknown location in Garland County, 
AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological 
Survey in 2015. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Garland 
County, AR, indicate that these human remains were probably buried 
during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    This notice includes a variety of terms commonly used in 
discussions of Arkansas archeology and the historical trajectories that 
gave rise to specific Native American communities identified in the 
historic record. Based on the archeological context for these sites and 
what is presently known about the peoples who pre-date the historic 
Caddo and occupied the sites listed in this notice, the Arkansas 
Archeological Society has determined the human remains listed in this 
notice are culturally affiliated with the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.

Determinations Made by the Arkansas Archeological Survey

    Officials of the Arkansas Archeological Survey have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 459 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 54 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 the Caddo Nation 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 and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Dr. George Sabo, Director, Arkansas 
Archeological Survey, 2475 North Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 
telephone (479) 575-3556, by March 27, 2017. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Caddo Nation of 
Oklahoma may proceed.
    The Arkansas Archeological Survey is responsible for notifying the 
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 17, 2017,
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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