Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR, 11620-11624 [2017-03616]

Download as PDF 11620 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Alaska Region, 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 organization. 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 Alaska Region USFWS. 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. SUMMARY: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, 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 Alaska Region USFWS at the address in this notice by March 27, 2017. DATES: Edward J. DeCleva, Regional Historic Preservation Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, 1011 East Tudor Road, MS–235, Anchorage, AK 99503, telephone (907) 786–3399, email Edward_decleva@ fws.gov. ADDRESSES: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the Alaska Region USFWS. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from site MT–1, Mikisagmiut Bay, Nunivak Island, AK. 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Alaska Region USFWS professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Native Village of Mekoryuk, the NIMA Corporation, and the Calista Corporation. History and Description of the Remains In 1973, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site MT–1 (now known as site 49–XNI–032), Mikisagmiut Bay, Nunivak Island, AK, during excavations by University of Oregon archeologists. No known individuals were identified. The seven associated funerary objects include one awl, one bone tube, two shaped bones, one ivory labret, one plain gravel-tempered potsherd, and one bone line shuttle or sled runner. Nunivak Island is traditional territory of the Central-Yup’ik-speaking Nunivak Eskimo or Nuniwarmiut people. Oral tradition and archeological investigations indicate that Nunivak Island was peopled at least 2600 years ago and most likely continuously occupied by descendants of the initial population. The nature of the funerary artifacts suggests a late prehistoric age for the burials. The human remains are thought to represent a woman, most likely a young adult. The human remains and associated artifacts were transferred to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History in 2005 by the archeologist responsible for collecting them. Determinations Made by the Alaska Region USFWS Officials of the Alaska Region USFWS have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the seven 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 Nuniwarmiut people of Alaska and Native Village of Mekoryuk. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wishes to request transfer of control PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Edward DeCleva, Regional Historic Preservation Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, 1011 East Tudor Road, MS–235, Anchorage, AK 99503, telephone (907) 786–3399, email edward_decleva@ fws.gov, 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 Nuniwarmiut people and Native Village of Mekoryuk may proceed. Alaska Region USFWS is responsible for notifying the Nuniwarmiut people and Native Village of Mekoryuk that this notice has been published. Dated: January 6, 2017 Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–03608 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22751; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices 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: 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 were 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Galatia Shelter site (3BA5) in Baxter County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Galatia Shelter site (3BA5) 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 the Galatia Shelter site (3BA5) in Baxter County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1997. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Galatia Shelter site (3BA5) 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 the Elmo Hurst Indian Grave site (3BA65) in Baxter County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1975. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at Elmo Hurst Indian Grave site (3BA65) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were recovered from the Sheep Cave site (3BE42) in Benton County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Sheep Cave site (3BE42) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950 to 1541). In 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Butler Shelter #2 site (3BE205) in Benton County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Butler Shelter #2 site (3BE205) 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 Eagle’s Nest Bottom site (3BE243) in Benton County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1973. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Eagle’s Nest Bottom site (3BE243) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the War Eagle Creek site (3BE486) in Benton County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the War Eagle Creek site (3BE486) indicate that these remains were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.– A.D. 950). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from an PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11621 unknown location in Boone County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1993. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Boone County, AR, 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 an unknown location in Boone County, Arkansas. These human remains were determined to be of Native American descent by the state Medical Examiner and were transferred to the Arkansas Archeological Survey. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Boone County, AR, indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Blue Springs Shelter site (3CR4) in Carroll County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Blue Springs Shelter site (3CR4) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were recovered from the Berryville site (3CR91) in Carroll County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Berryville site (3CR91) 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 the David Land site (3CR260) in Carroll County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1993. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the David Land site 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 Carroll County, AR. These human remains were determined to be of Native American ancestry after being taken to the state crime lab and were then donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1992. No known individual was identified. No E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11622 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices associated funerary objects were present. These human remains were buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1975, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Beaver Pond and Bluffs site (3CW11) in Crawford County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts recovered from the Beaver Pond and Bluffs site (3CW11) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 3FA118 in Faulkner County, AR. These human remains were found on premises in 2015. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3FA118 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 2008, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were recovered from the Blackhawk I site (3IN6) in Independence County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Blackhawk I site (3IN6) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 3IN11 in Independence County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3IN11 in Independence County, AR, indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 2009, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were recovered from the Harter Knoll site (3IN54) in Independence County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Harter Knoll site (3IN54) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). In 2002, human remains representing, at minimum, 11 individuals were recovered from the Gardner #2 site (3IN505) in Independence County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Gardner #2 site (3IN505) indicate that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). In 2002, human remains representing, at minimum, 15 individuals were recovered from the Gardner site (3IN680) in Independence County, AR. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object includes one bone tool (2002–600). Diagnostic artifacts found at the Gardner site (3IN680) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from an unknown location in Independence County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Independence 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, two individuals were recovered from the area of Calico Rock in Izard County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1985. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Izard 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, three individuals were recovered from an unknown site in Johnson County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1985. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Johnson 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, two individuals were recovered from an unknown site in Madison County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1994. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Madison 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 site in Madison County, AR. These human remains were donated to PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1975. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Madison 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, possibly 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Turner Cave site (3MA20–83) in Madison County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Turner Cave site (3MA20–83) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). In 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Loy Watson #2 site (3MA53) in Madison County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Loy Watson #2 site (3MA53) indicate that these human remains were probably during the Archaic period (9500–650 B.C.). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals from the Kings River site (3MA113) in Madison County, AR, were transferred from the University of Arkansas to the Arkansas Archeological Survey. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site (MA113) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1980, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 3MA120 in Madison County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3MA120 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 3MA127 in Madison County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3MA127 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C– 950 A.D). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered from site 3MA158 in Madison County, AR. These human remains were donated to the E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1981. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3MA158 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Cowcreek site (3MR33) in Marion County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Cowcreek site (3MR33) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the White Eagle site (3MR53) in Marion County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the White Eagle site (3MR53) 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 the White Eagle site (3MR53) in Marion County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1968. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the White Eagle site (3MR53) 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, four individuals were recovered from the Clear Creek Cave site (3MR77) in Marion County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1996. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Clear Creek Cave site (3MR77) 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 the Kading site in Marion County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Marion County, AR, indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 recovered from site 3NW14 in Newton County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3NW14 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1969 and 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered from the Old Saltpeter’s Cave site (3NW29) in Newton County, AR. No known individuals were identified. The three associated funerary objects include one nutting stone and two projectile points (70–105). Diagnostic artifacts found at the Old Saltpeter’s Cave site (3NW29) 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 site 3NW405 in Newton County, AR. These remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1971. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3NW405 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 site 3NW408 in Newton County, AR. These remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1971. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3NW408 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 site in Newton County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. These human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1982, human remains representing, at minimum, six individuals were recovered from the George W. Cheek estate site (3PP105) in Pope County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts recovered from the George W. Cheek estate site (3PP105) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.–A.D. 950). PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11623 At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from an unknown site in Searcy County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1994. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. These human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the White Bluff site (3SE26) in Searcy County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. 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 Bixler Hole Shelter in Van Buren County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 2015. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at Bixler Hole Shelter indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Brown’s Bluff site (3WA10) in Washington County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. These human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1973, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Blue Springs site (3WA122) in Washington County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Blue Springs site (3WA122) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from the Lynch site (3WA143) in Washington County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Lynch site (3WA143) indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1988, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 3WA823 in Washington County, AR. No known E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11624 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3WA823 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.–A.D. 1541). In 1981, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from site 3WH276 in White County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts at site 3WH276 indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950–1541). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered from an unknown location in the state of Arkansas. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Northwest Arkansas 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 historical record. Based on the archeological context for these sites and what is presently known about the peoples who pre-date the historic Osage 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 Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe). asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 107 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the four 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 Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe) may proceed. The Arkansas Archeological Survey is responsible for notifying The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe) that this notice has been published. Dated: January 17, 2017. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–03616 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22827; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Army, United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Army, United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey at the address in this notice by March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Colonel Lawrence Brown, Department of the Army, United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, 1759 Lewis Road, Suite 210, Monterey, CA 93944–3223, email laura.a.prishmontquimby.civ@mail.mil, telephone (831) 242–7926. 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 United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, Monterey, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Presidio of Monterey, Monterey County, CA. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey professional staff, with the assistance of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise in the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, and in consultation with representatives of Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California, and the following non-federally recognized Indian group: Ohlone/ Costanoan-Esselen Nation. The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 36 (Friday, February 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11620-11624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03616]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-22751; 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

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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: 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 were 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

    In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Galatia Shelter site (3BA5) in Baxter County, 
AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects 
were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Galatia Shelter site 
(3BA5) 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 the Galatia Shelter site (3BA5) in 
Baxter County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1997. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the Galatia Shelter site (3BA5) 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 the Elmo Hurst Indian Grave site (3BA65) 
in Baxter County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1975. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
Elmo Hurst Indian Grave site (3BA65) indicate that these human remains 
were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 
1541).
    In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were recovered from the Sheep Cave site (3BE42) in Benton County, AR. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Sheep Cave site (3BE42) 
indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the 
Mississippi Period (A.D. 950 to 1541).
    In 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Butler Shelter #2 site (3BE205) in Benton 
County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Butler Shelter 
#2 site (3BE205) 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 Eagle's Nest Bottom site (3BE243) 
in Benton County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1973. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the Eagle's Nest Bottom site (3BE243) indicate that these human remains 
were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 
1541).
    In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the War Eagle Creek site (3BE486) in Benton County, 
AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects 
were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the War Eagle Creek site 
(3BE486) indicate that these remains were probably buried during the 
Woodland Period (650 B.C.-A.D. 950).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from an unknown location in Boone County, AR. 
These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey 
in 1993. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Boone County, AR, 
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 an unknown location in Boone County, Arkansas. 
These human remains were determined to be of Native American descent by 
the state Medical Examiner and were transferred to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Boone 
County, AR, indicate that these human remains were probably buried 
during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Blue Springs Shelter site (3CR4) in Carroll 
County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Blue Springs 
Shelter site (3CR4) indicate that these human remains were probably 
buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals 
were recovered from the Berryville site (3CR91) in Carroll County, AR. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Berryville site (3CR91) 
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 the David Land site (3CR260) in Carroll 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1993. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the David Land site 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 Carroll County, AR. These human remains 
were determined to be of Native American ancestry after being taken to 
the state crime lab and were then donated to the Arkansas Archeological 
Survey in 1992. No known individual was identified. No

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associated funerary objects were present. These human remains were 
buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1975, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Beaver Pond and Bluffs site (3CW11) in Crawford 
County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts recovered from the 
Beaver Pond and Bluffs site (3CW11) indicate that these human remains 
were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from site 3FA118 in Faulkner County, AR. 
These human remains were found on premises in 2015. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic 
artifacts found at site 3FA118 indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 2008, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were recovered from the Blackhawk I site (3IN6) in Independence County, 
AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Blackhawk I 
site (3IN6) indicate that these human remains were probably buried 
during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from site 3IN11 in Independence County, AR. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3IN11 in Independence 
County, AR, indicate that these human remains were probably buried 
during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 2009, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals 
were recovered from the Harter Knoll site (3IN54) in Independence 
County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Harter 
Knoll site (3IN54) indicate that these human remains were probably 
buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-1541).
    In 2002, human remains representing, at minimum, 11 individuals 
were recovered from the Gardner #2 site (3IN505) in Independence 
County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the 
Gardner #2 site (3IN505) indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-1541).
    In 2002, human remains representing, at minimum, 15 individuals 
were recovered from the Gardner site (3IN680) in Independence County, 
AR. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary 
object includes one bone tool (2002-600). Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the Gardner site (3IN680) indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from an unknown location in Independence 
County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Independence 
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, two 
individuals were recovered from the area of Calico Rock in Izard 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1985. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in 
Izard 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, three 
individuals were recovered from an unknown site in Johnson County, AR. 
These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey 
in 1985. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Johnson 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, two 
individuals were recovered from an unknown site in Madison County, AR. 
These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey 
in 1994. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Madison 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 site in Madison County, AR. 
These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey 
in 1975. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Madison 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, possibly 1972, human remains representing, at 
minimum, one individual were recovered from the Turner Cave site 
(3MA20-83) in Madison County, AR. No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found 
at the Turner Cave site (3MA20-83) indicate that these human remains 
were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-1541).
    In 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Loy Watson #2 site (3MA53) in Madison County, 
AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects 
were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Loy Watson #2 site 
(3MA53) indicate that these human remains were probably during the 
Archaic period (9500-650 B.C.).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals from the Kings River site (3MA113) in Madison County, AR, 
were transferred from the University of Arkansas to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
site (MA113) indicate that these human remains were probably buried 
during the Prehistoric period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1980, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from site 3MA120 in Madison County, AR. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. 
Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3MA120 indicate that these human 
remains were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-
1541).
    In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from site 3MA127 in Madison County, AR. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. 
Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3MA127 indicate that these human 
remains were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C-950 
A.D).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were recovered from site 3MA158 in Madison County, AR. 
These human remains were donated to the

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Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1981. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic 
artifacts found at site 3MA158 indicate that these human remains were 
probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-1541).
    In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Cowcreek site (3MR33) in Marion County, AR. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Cowcreek site (3MR33) 
indicate that these human remains were probably buried during the 
Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the White Eagle site (3MR53) in Marion County, AR. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the White Eagle site (3MR53) 
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 the White Eagle site (3MR53) in Marion 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1968. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the White Eagle site (3MR53) 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, four 
individuals were recovered from the Clear Creek Cave site (3MR77) in 
Marion County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 1996. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
the Clear Creek Cave site (3MR77) 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 the Kading site in Marion County, AR. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Marion County, AR, indicate that 
these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period 
(11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were recovered from site 3NW14 in Newton County, AR. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3NW14 indicate that these 
human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period 
(11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1969 and 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were recovered from the Old Saltpeter's Cave site (3NW29) 
in Newton County, AR. No known individuals were identified. The three 
associated funerary objects include one nutting stone and two 
projectile points (70-105). Diagnostic artifacts found at the Old 
Saltpeter's Cave site (3NW29) 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 site 3NW405 in Newton County, AR. These 
remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1971. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3NW405 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 site 3NW408 in Newton County, AR. These 
remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey in 1971. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3NW408 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 site in Newton County, AR. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. These human remains were probably buried during the 
Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1982, human remains representing, at minimum, six individuals 
were recovered from the George W. Cheek estate site (3PP105) in Pope 
County, AR. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts recovered from the 
George W. Cheek estate site (3PP105) indicate that these human remains 
were probably buried during the Woodland Period (650 B.C.-A.D. 950).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from an unknown site in Searcy County, AR. 
These human remains were donated to the Arkansas Archeological Survey 
in 1994. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. These human remains were probably buried during 
the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the White Bluff site (3SE26) in Searcy County, AR. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. 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 Bixler Hole Shelter in Van Buren 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the Arkansas 
Archeological Survey in 2015. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at 
Bixler Hole Shelter indicate that these human remains were probably 
buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Brown's Bluff site (3WA10) in Washington 
County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. These human remains were probably buried during 
the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1973, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Blue Springs site (3WA122) in Washington 
County, AR. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Blue Springs 
site (3WA122) indicate that these human remains were probably buried 
during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from the Lynch site (3WA143) in Washington County, AR. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were 
present. Diagnostic artifacts found at the Lynch site (3WA143) indicate 
that these human remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric 
Period (11,650 B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1988, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from site 3WA823 in Washington County, AR. No known

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individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. 
Diagnostic artifacts found at site 3WA823 indicate that these human 
remains were probably buried during the Prehistoric Period (11,650 
B.C.-A.D. 1541).
    In 1981, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered from site 3WH276 in White County, AR. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects were present. 
Diagnostic artifacts at site 3WH276 indicate that these human remains 
were probably buried during the Mississippi Period (A.D. 950-1541).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were recovered from an unknown location in the state of 
Arkansas. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects were present. Diagnostic artifacts found in Northwest Arkansas 
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 
historical record. Based on the archeological context for these sites 
and what is presently known about the peoples who pre-date the historic 
Osage 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 Osage Nation (previously 
listed as the Osage Tribe).

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 107 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the four 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 Osage 
Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe).

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 Osage Nation 
(previously listed as the Osage Tribe) may proceed.
    The Arkansas Archeological Survey is responsible for notifying The 
Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe) that this notice 
has been published.

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