Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA, 39124-39126 [2018-16921]

Download as PDF 39124 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Tribe (previously listed as the St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York); Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as the Seneca Nation of New York); Seneca-Cayuga Nation (previously listed as the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma); Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York); and Tuscarora Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains The Roundtop site (SUBi-365): In 1965, a burial containing the human remains of two individuals was excavated at the Roundtop site in the Village of Endicott, Broome County, NY, by a Binghamton University field school. Subsequently, the human remains were transferred to the control of the New York State Museum. This site was also excavated by amateurs as well as the New York State Museum. Much has been published on the site, including data showing it was a multicomponent site dating between circa A.D. 1000 and 1600. No known individuals are associated with that burial. The human remains and some associated funerary objects (AFOs) have been under the control of the New York State Museum since their excavation; the remainder of the AFOs are under the control of the University. The 197 AFOs under the control of Binghamton University are: Six chert decortification flakes, one chert shatter, three chert blocks, 14 chert waste flakes, one large chert waste flake, three chert blocks, eight chert shatter, six chert decortification flakes, 52 chert waste flakes, seven utilized chert flakes, 18 chert waste flakes, one chert decortification flake, two chert shatter, one possible utilized flake, eight chert shatter, five chert decortification flakes, one fire-reddened jasper waste flake, six chert chunks, four utilized chert flakes, one retouched chert flake, and 49 chert waste flakes. Roundtop site is located within the traditional territories of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe, Oklahoma; and Onondaga Nation of New York. Steen Topsoil Removal Plant site: During the early 1980s, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from a back dirt pile at this mining site in the Town of Owego, Tioga County, NY. They were dropped off at Binghamton University anonymously. There were no associated funerary objects included in the donation. A bioarcheologist and archeologist from Binghamton University determined that the human VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 remains were Native American. No known individuals are associated with that burial. The site is located within the traditional territories of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe, Oklahoma; and the Onondaga Nation, New York. Cottage site (SUBi-220): In 1973, human remains representing two individuals were donated to Binghamton University by a local collector who removed items from this site located in the Town of Owego, Tioga County, NY. There were no associated funerary objects included in the donation. A bioarcheologist and archeologist from Binghamton University determined that the human remains were Native American. No known individuals are associated with that burial. The site is located within the traditional territories of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe, Oklahoma; and the Onondaga Nation, New York. Owego Sewage Plant site (SUBi-336): In 1965, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from this site in the Town of Owego, Tioga County, NY. A Binghamton University faculty member and the Triple Cities Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association conducted salvage excavations when cultural material was uncovered. A bioarcheologist and archeologist from Binghamton University determined that the human remains were Native American. No known individuals are associated with that burial. The site is located within the traditional territories of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe, Oklahoma; and the Onondaga Nation, New York. Haudenosaunee oral tradition states that they are affiliated culturally, spiritually, biologically, and personally to the ancient ancestors located within their traditional aboriginal territories. This connection is based upon Haudenosaunee oral history, cultural practices, language, and the philosophy of respect for those ancestors that have passed. The Haudenosaunee assert this affiliation to all Native American ancestors located within their extended aboriginal territory based on their cultural and spiritual beliefs as The People of the Long House. Therefore, they argue that this evidence supports a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced from the Onondaga Nation to the Roundtop site, Steen Topsoil Removal site, Cottage site, and Owego Sewage Plant site. Similarly, the Delaware Nation and Delaware Tribe recognize that they have a territorial connection to, and cultural affiliation PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with, these sites located in Broome and Tioga Counties, NY. Determinations Made by the Binghamton University Officials of the Binghamton University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 197 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 Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and Onondaga Nation. 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 Nina M. Versaggi, Public Archaeology Facility, Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902–6000, telephone (607) 777– 478, email nversagg@binghamton.edu, by September 7, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and Onondaga Nation may proceed. The Binghamton University is responsible for The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 9, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–16923 Filed 8–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA– NPS0025916; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices The San Diego Museum of Man 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 San Diego Museum of Man. 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 San Diego Museum of Man at the address in this notice by September 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: Ben Garcia, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, telephone (619) 239–2001 ext. 17, email bgarcia@museumofman.org. 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 San Diego Museum of Man. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from San Diego, San Diego County, CA. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the San Diego Museum of Man professional staff in VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 consultation with representatives of Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California (Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California); Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of the Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California (previously listed as the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation); Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA–SDI–694 (W–99 and W–99A), a site located on the north side of Bataquitos Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that CA–SDI–694 is a cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 163 associated funerary objects are: One unmodified faunal bone, one chipped stone biface, one projectile point, 15 chipped stone cores, 23 chipped stone core tools, 27 chipped stone unworked flakes, 37 chipped stone utilized flakes, eight groundstone manos, five groundstone metates, 19 stone ecofacts, five lots unmodified shell, five lots of soil, and 16 battered stones. In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA–SDI–691/693/6867 (W–98, W–101, W–101B, and W–102), a site complex located on the north side of Bataquitos Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that this site complex is a cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 125 associated PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39125 funerary objects are: One undecorated ceramic body sherd, 14 lots of unmodified faunal bones, six chipped stone cores, 10 chipped stone core tools, one chipped stone knife, one chipped stone unifacial tool, 11 lots of unworked flakes, 27 utilized flakes, seven manos, one metate, one groundstone fishing or netting weight, two steatite pendants, one groundstone, two pestle fragments, 10 lots of ecofacts, 10 unmodified shells, eight lots of unmodified shells, three soil samples, six battered stones, two lots of fire affected stone, and one lot of charcoal. In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA–SDI–8195, CA–SDI–4860, and CA– SDI–4847 (W–108, W–109, W–109A, W–110), a cluster of sites north of Bataquitos Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that these sites comprise one cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from these sites are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 233 associated funerary objects are: Four lots of unmodified faunal bones, two decorated ceramic sherds, one ceramic undecorated rim sherd, four lots of mixed ceramic sherds, one chipped stone biface, 16 chipped stone cores, 87 chipped stone core tools, three stone spear points, four chipped stones, three stone scrapers, seven projectile points, one unworked flake, three lots of unworked flakes, one stone crescentic, 54 utilized flakes, 14 manos, one metate, one groundstone, two stone pestles, one stone ecofact, three lots of ecofacts, one modified shell pendant, three lots of unmodified shell, one soil sample, and 15 battered stones. In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA–SDI–4548, 4990 (W–92), a site south of Bataquitos Lagoon. Based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 241 associated funerary objects are: One chipped stone biface, 11 cores, 45 core tools, one projectile point, one scraper, four lots of unworked flakes, 162 utilized flakes, eight manos, one lot of ecofacts, one olivella shell bead, two lots of unworked shell, one soil sample, two battered stones, and one lot of unmodified faunal bone. In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA–SDI–630 (W–141 and W–141B), a site east of Buena Vista Lagoon along Buena Vista Creek. Based on traditional E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 39126 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / Notices Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this sites are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 44 associated funerary objects are: One decorated ceramic sherd, one undecorated ceramic sherd, one lot of undecorated ceramic sherds, one biface, seven stone choppers, one crescentic fragment, 13 stone scrapers, three lots of unworked flakes, two manos, one mortar, one heating stone, one arrow shaft straightener, one olivella shell bead, one shell pendant, five lots of unmodified shell, two soil samples, one battered stone, and one lot of unmodified faunal bone. At an unknown date prior to 1949, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were donated to the San Diego Museum of Man by H.E. Ellery. Other than their association to W–146, no additional information exists about the date of collection or collector. Based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated funerary objects to this individual. No known individuals were identified. The 24 associated funerary objects are: One mixed lot of faunal bone and shell, two lots unmodified faunal bone, one lot of undecorated ceramics sherds, one chipped stone biface, one core tool, three scrapers, four lots of unworked flakes, two manos, one abrader, one ecofact, five unmodified shells, one soil sample, and one hammerstone. At an unknown date prior to 1949, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were donated to the San Diego Museum of Man by John Kelley. Mr. Kelley collected this burial following a heavy flood and landslide on his property in 1916, also known as W–148. Based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects removed from this site are associated funerary objects to this individual. No known individuals were identified. The eight associated funerary objects are: one battered stone, one stone scraper, one unworked flake, one rim sherd, one unmodified faunal bone, one oyster shell, one lot miscellaneous shell, and one soil sample. In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA–SDI–8797, CA–SDI–10671, CA– SDI–6132, and CA–10673 (W–116, W– 118, W–119, and W–129), a cluster of sites south of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that these site comprise one cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from these sites are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:37 Aug 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 identified. The 149 associated funerary objects are: Three lots of ceramic sherds, five lots of unmodified faunal bone, one heating stone, five stone cores, 25 chipped stone core tools, two chipped stone bifaces, eight scrappers, three unworked flakes, 11 lots of unworked flakes, 39 utilized flakes, nine manos, one metate, six groundstones, six lots of ecofacts, six lots of shell, one unmodified shell, one olivella bead, four soil samples, six battered stones, one chopper, four hammerstones, one fire-affected rock, and one stone bead. In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA–SDI–6134 (W–121), a site south of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that this site is a cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 64 associated funerary objects are: One bone awl, seven lots unmodified faunal bone, one undecorated ceramic body sherd, one chipped stone biface fragment, one chipped stone core, 25 chipped stone scrapers, 10 lots of chipped stone unworked flakes, one chipped stone utilized flake, one mano, one hematite ‘‘charm stone’’, one steatite doughnut stone fragment, one sandstone grinding slab fragment, one modified wood piece, one ecofact, six lots of unmodified shell, two soil samples, and three battered stones. In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from W– 124, a site south of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that this site is a cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 20 associated funerary objects are: One lot of undecorated ceramic body sherds, one chipped stone flaking and battering fragment, 11 chipped stone scrapers, three lots of chipped stone unworked flakes, one lot unmodified shell, and three battered stones. The excavations at the above sites by Rogers and the other individuals were often conducted at the behest of the San Diego Museum of Man. These sites are all located within well-known and documented territories occupied by the Kumeyaay Nation. Based on archeological evidence, geographic location, ethnographic information, and oral history evidence, these remains have been identified as Native American. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determinations Made by the San Diego Museum of Man Officials of the San Diego Museum of Man have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 13 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 1,071 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 Tribes. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Ben Garcia, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, telephone (619) 239–2001 ext. 17, email bgarcia@museumofman.org, by September 7, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The San Diego Museum of Man is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: June 29, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Museum of Man, San 
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AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The San Diego Museum of Man 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 San Diego Museum of Man. 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 San Diego Museum of Man at the address in 
this notice by September 7, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Ben Garcia, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 
El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, telephone (619) 239-2001 ext. 17, email 
[email protected].

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

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the San 
Diego Museum of Man professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo 
Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of California (Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission 
Indians of the Barona Reservation, California); Viejas (Baron Long) 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of the Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 
California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California (previously listed 
as the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa 
Ysabel Reservation); Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the 
Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of 
California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta 
Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; 
San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and Sycuan 
Band of the Kumeyaay Nation (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA-SDI-694 (W-99 and W-99A), a 
site located on the north side of Bataquitos Lagoon. During 
consultation, it was determined that CA-SDI-694 is a cemetery and that, 
based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated 
from this site are associated funerary objects. No known individuals 
were identified. The 163 associated funerary objects are: One 
unmodified faunal bone, one chipped stone biface, one projectile point, 
15 chipped stone cores, 23 chipped stone core tools, 27 chipped stone 
unworked flakes, 37 chipped stone utilized flakes, eight groundstone 
manos, five groundstone metates, 19 stone ecofacts, five lots 
unmodified shell, five lots of soil, and 16 battered stones.
    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA-SDI-691/693/6867 (W-98, W-
101, W-101B, and W-102), a site complex located on the north side of 
Bataquitos Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that this 
site complex is a cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay 
burial practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated 
funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 125 
associated funerary objects are: One undecorated ceramic body sherd, 14 
lots of unmodified faunal bones, six chipped stone cores, 10 chipped 
stone core tools, one chipped stone knife, one chipped stone unifacial 
tool, 11 lots of unworked flakes, 27 utilized flakes, seven manos, one 
metate, one groundstone fishing or netting weight, two steatite 
pendants, one groundstone, two pestle fragments, 10 lots of ecofacts, 
10 unmodified shells, eight lots of unmodified shells, three soil 
samples, six battered stones, two lots of fire affected stone, and one 
lot of charcoal.
    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA-SDI-8195, CA-SDI-4860, and 
CA-SDI-4847 (W-108, W-109, W-109A, W-110), a cluster of sites north of 
Bataquitos Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that these 
sites comprise one cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay 
burial practices, all objects excavated from these sites are associated 
funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 233 
associated funerary objects are: Four lots of unmodified faunal bones, 
two decorated ceramic sherds, one ceramic undecorated rim sherd, four 
lots of mixed ceramic sherds, one chipped stone biface, 16 chipped 
stone cores, 87 chipped stone core tools, three stone spear points, 
four chipped stones, three stone scrapers, seven projectile points, one 
unworked flake, three lots of unworked flakes, one stone crescentic, 54 
utilized flakes, 14 manos, one metate, one groundstone, two stone 
pestles, one stone ecofact, three lots of ecofacts, one modified shell 
pendant, three lots of unmodified shell, one soil sample, and 15 
battered stones.
    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA-SDI-4548, 4990 (W-92), a 
site south of Bataquitos Lagoon. Based on traditional Kumeyaay burial 
practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated funerary 
objects. No known individuals were identified. The 241 associated 
funerary objects are: One chipped stone biface, 11 cores, 45 core 
tools, one projectile point, one scraper, four lots of unworked flakes, 
162 utilized flakes, eight manos, one lot of ecofacts, one olivella 
shell bead, two lots of unworked shell, one soil sample, two battered 
stones, and one lot of unmodified faunal bone.
    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA-SDI-630 (W-141 and W-141B), 
a site east of Buena Vista Lagoon along Buena Vista Creek. Based on 
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Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this sites are 
associated funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 
44 associated funerary objects are: One decorated ceramic sherd, one 
undecorated ceramic sherd, one lot of undecorated ceramic sherds, one 
biface, seven stone choppers, one crescentic fragment, 13 stone 
scrapers, three lots of unworked flakes, two manos, one mortar, one 
heating stone, one arrow shaft straightener, one olivella shell bead, 
one shell pendant, five lots of unmodified shell, two soil samples, one 
battered stone, and one lot of unmodified faunal bone.
    At an unknown date prior to 1949, human remains representing, at 
minimum, one individual were donated to the San Diego Museum of Man by 
H.E. Ellery. Other than their association to W-146, no additional 
information exists about the date of collection or collector. Based on 
traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from this 
site are associated funerary objects to this individual. No known 
individuals were identified. The 24 associated funerary objects are: 
One mixed lot of faunal bone and shell, two lots unmodified faunal 
bone, one lot of undecorated ceramics sherds, one chipped stone biface, 
one core tool, three scrapers, four lots of unworked flakes, two manos, 
one abrader, one ecofact, five unmodified shells, one soil sample, and 
one hammerstone.
    At an unknown date prior to 1949, human remains representing, at 
minimum, one individual were donated to the San Diego Museum of Man by 
John Kelley. Mr. Kelley collected this burial following a heavy flood 
and landslide on his property in 1916, also known as W-148. Based on 
traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects removed from this 
site are associated funerary objects to this individual. No known 
individuals were identified. The eight associated funerary objects are: 
one battered stone, one stone scraper, one unworked flake, one rim 
sherd, one unmodified faunal bone, one oyster shell, one lot 
miscellaneous shell, and one soil sample.
    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA-SDI-8797, CA-SDI-10671, CA-
SDI-6132, and CA-10673 (W-116, W-118, W-119, and W-129), a cluster of 
sites south of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. During consultation, it was 
determined that these site comprise one cemetery and that, based on 
traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, all objects excavated from these 
sites are associated funerary objects. No known individuals were 
identified. The 149 associated funerary objects are: Three lots of 
ceramic sherds, five lots of unmodified faunal bone, one heating stone, 
five stone cores, 25 chipped stone core tools, two chipped stone 
bifaces, eight scrappers, three unworked flakes, 11 lots of unworked 
flakes, 39 utilized flakes, nine manos, one metate, six groundstones, 
six lots of ecofacts, six lots of shell, one unmodified shell, one 
olivella bead, four soil samples, six battered stones, one chopper, 
four hammerstones, one fire-affected rock, and one stone bead.
    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from CA-SDI-6134 (W-121), a site 
south of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined 
that this site is a cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay 
burial practices, all objects excavated from this site are associated 
funerary objects. No known individuals were identified. The 64 
associated funerary objects are: One bone awl, seven lots unmodified 
faunal bone, one undecorated ceramic body sherd, one chipped stone 
biface fragment, one chipped stone core, 25 chipped stone scrapers, 10 
lots of chipped stone unworked flakes, one chipped stone utilized 
flake, one mano, one hematite ``charm stone'', one steatite doughnut 
stone fragment, one sandstone grinding slab fragment, one modified wood 
piece, one ecofact, six lots of unmodified shell, two soil samples, and 
three battered stones.
    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were recovered by Malcom J. Rogers from W-124, a site south of Agua 
Hedionda Lagoon. During consultation, it was determined that this site 
is a cemetery and that, based on traditional Kumeyaay burial practices, 
all objects excavated from this site are associated funerary objects. 
No known individuals were identified. The 20 associated funerary 
objects are: One lot of undecorated ceramic body sherds, one chipped 
stone flaking and battering fragment, 11 chipped stone scrapers, three 
lots of chipped stone unworked flakes, one lot unmodified shell, and 
three battered stones.
    The excavations at the above sites by Rogers and the other 
individuals were often conducted at the behest of the San Diego Museum 
of Man. These sites are all located within well-known and documented 
territories occupied by the Kumeyaay Nation. Based on archeological 
evidence, geographic location, ethnographic information, and oral 
history evidence, these remains have been identified as Native 
American.

Determinations Made by the San Diego Museum of Man

    Officials of the San Diego Museum of Man have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 13 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 1,071 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 Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Ben Garcia, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum 
of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, telephone (619) 239-2001 
ext. 17, email [email protected], by September 7, 2018. After 
that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The 
Tribes may proceed.
    The San Diego Museum of Man is responsible for notifying The Tribes 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 29, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-16921 Filed 8-7-18; 8:45 am]
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