Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Andover, MA; Correction, 65726-65727 [2018-27709]

Download as PDF 65726 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Tekla A. Harms, NAGPRA Coordinator, Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, telephone (413) 542–2711, email taharms@ amherst.edu, by January 22, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Narragansett Indian Tribe; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) may proceed. The Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College is responsible for notifying the Narragansett Indian Tribe; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); and the following non-Federally recognized Indian groups: Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, St. Francis/Sokoki Band, VT; Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire; Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook—Abenaki People, NH; Elnu Tribe of the Abenaki, VT; Koasek (Cowasuck) Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, VT; Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation, VT; Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation, VT; and Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck and Nipmuc Nation, MA, that this notice has been published. Dated: November 19, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–27707 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027084; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Andover, MA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology (formerly the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on September 13, 2005. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the number of associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology. 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 Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology at the address in this notice by January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749–4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the correction of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Etowah site, Bartow County, GA and Little Egypt site, Murray County, GA. 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. This notice corrects the number of human remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (70 FR 54075–54076, September 13, 2005). During a reinventory inconsistencies in the original count of both the minimum number of individuals and associated funerary objects were identified. One individual had been counted twice; an additional individual was identified; and objects associated with the additional individual, which had previously been identified as unassociated funerary objects, were now designated associated PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 funerary objects. Confusion regarding which individuals were from Etowah versus Little Egypt also was resolved with the re-inventory. Additionally, the re-inventory correlated original ledger book entries with cataloged and recataloged objects, thus identifying previously unknown burial associations. Finally, many associated funerary objects that were misidentified or miscounted in the original inventory (likely due to attempts to count the large numbers of shell beads) were corrected, identified and counted. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (70 FR 54075, September 13, 2005), column 2, paragraph 4, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Between 1925 and 1928, human remains representing a minimum of 94 individuals were removed from the Etowah site, Bartow County, GA, by Warren King Moorehead of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. In the Federal Register (70 FR 54075, September 13, 2005), column 2, paragraph 4, sentence 3 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 21,638 associated funerary objects are 34 animal bone fragments and fragment lots; one basketry fragment with clay matrix lot; three burnt clay, ceramic sherds, and animal bones in lot; one ceramic bead; two ceramic elbow pipes, one ceramic basket- or canoeshaped pipe; one ceramic handle; 21 ceramic sherds; eight ceramic vessels; one lot of charcoal and soil; one concretion; two fragments of a copper axe with wooden handle; one copper covered wooden top knot, serpent shaped; two copper disks; 680 copper fragments, including wood fragments, copper bilobed arrow ornament, mica, adhered shell beads, textile and matting fragments, animal bone; 90 copper headdress, hair ornaments and fragments; 69 copper repousse plates and fragments; three fragments of daub and fire-hardened soil; 175 freshwater pearl beads; 56 freshwater periwinkle shells; seven freshwater shells and fragments; one fur fragment with copper staining; four galena crystals; one bear canine; one kaolin core with copper; one lot of kaolin, bark, animal bone fragments, mica, soil, and ceramic sherds; four large flint bifaces or swords; 11 chipped stone projectile points; one ground stone tool fragment; three leather fragments; one limestone spatulate celt; one lump of mineral ore; 108 matting fragments, including copper stained matting, textiles, and adhered shell beads; 83 mica fragments, some with copper stained matrix; 405 miscellaneous shells and small shells; 11 modified animal bone fragments; one quartz preform; 19,352 shell beads, including diverse sizes and shapes (round, ovoid, tubular, disc, barrel, elongated, irregular), as well as mixed lots of shell beads, freshwater pearl beads, Olivella and Marginella shell E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices beads, soil matrix, ceramic sherds, as well as copper stained shell beads, and fragments and deteriorated beads; two rough shell disks; 12 shell gorgets and gorget fragments; 166 small stones; three soil samples; 10 pieces of wood and animal bone mixed with soil in lot; five stone celts and fragments; one stone discoidal; 10 textile fragments, including some mixed lots with wood, copper fragments, and shell beads; nine tortoise shell strips or bands; one unmodified horse conch shell; six whelk shell cup fragments; 22 whelk shell fragments; two whelk shell columella ornaments and fragments; 237 wood fragments, and mixed lots of wood with copper staining, mica, and soil; one worked stone fragment; two large Atlantic cockle shells; and one ‘‘puffball’’ fungus. In the Federal Register (70 FR 54076, September 13, 2005), column 1, paragraph 1, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Between 1927 and 1928, human remains representing a minimum of 10 individuals were removed from the Little Egypt site in Murray County, GA, by Warren King Moorehead of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. In the Federal Register (70 FR 54076, September 13, 2005), column 1, paragraph 1, sentence 4 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 43 associated funerary objects are six miscellaneous shells and small shells; 18 shell beads; two shell gorgets; five ceramic vessels; two whelk shell ornaments; and 10 shell ornaments and fragments. In the Federal Register (70 FR 54076, September 13, 2005), column 2, paragraph 1, sentence 2 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 21,681 objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of a death rite or ceremony. 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 Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749–4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu, by January 22, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’) may proceed. The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 28, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–27709 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027082; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has completed an inventory of human remains 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 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 should submit a written request to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at the address in this notice by January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Patricia Capone, Museum Curator and Director of Research and Repatriation, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65727 Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, email pcapone@ fas.harvard.edu. Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The human remains were removed from Stewart County, TN. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains In 1879, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from a ‘‘Mound on Mr. Banister’s Place,’’ located near Dover in Stewart County, TN, by Edwin Curtiss as part of a Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by F. W. Putnam. No known individuals were identified. In 1879, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from a cemetery on ‘‘James C. Green’s Place,’’ located near Dover in Stewart County, TN, by Edwin Curtiss as part of a Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by F. W. Putnam. No known individuals were identified. In 1879, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from a mound on ‘‘Mr. Perkin’s Farm,’’ located 100 miles below Nashville on the Cumberland River in Stewart County, TN, by Edwin Curtiss as part of a Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by F. W. Putnam. No known individuals were identified. In 1879, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 245 (Friday, December 21, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-27709]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology, Andover, MA; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology (formerly the 
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) has corrected an inventory of 
human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of 
Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on September 13, 2005. 
This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the number 
of associated funerary objects. 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 Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology. 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 Robert S. Peabody Institute of 
Archaeology at the address in this notice by January 22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, 
Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 
749-4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3003, of the correction of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the Robert S. Peabody 
Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from the Etowah site, Bartow County, GA 
and Little Egypt site, Murray County, GA.
    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.
    This notice corrects the number of human remains and associated 
funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the 
Federal Register (70 FR 54075-54076, September 13, 2005). During a re-
inventory inconsistencies in the original count of both the minimum 
number of individuals and associated funerary objects were identified. 
One individual had been counted twice; an additional individual was 
identified; and objects associated with the additional individual, 
which had previously been identified as unassociated funerary objects, 
were now designated associated funerary objects. Confusion regarding 
which individuals were from Etowah versus Little Egypt also was 
resolved with the re-inventory. Additionally, the re-inventory 
correlated original ledger book entries with cataloged and re-cataloged 
objects, thus identifying previously unknown burial associations. 
Finally, many associated funerary objects that were misidentified or 
miscounted in the original inventory (likely due to attempts to count 
the large numbers of shell beads) were corrected, identified and 
counted. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has 
not occurred.

Correction

    In the Federal Register (70 FR 54075, September 13, 2005), column 
2, paragraph 4, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    Between 1925 and 1928, human remains representing a minimum of 
94 individuals were removed from the Etowah site, Bartow County, GA, 
by Warren King Moorehead of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology.

    In the Federal Register (70 FR 54075, September 13, 2005), column 
2, paragraph 4, sentence 3 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The 21,638 associated funerary objects are 34 animal bone 
fragments and fragment lots; one basketry fragment with clay matrix 
lot; three burnt clay, ceramic sherds, and animal bones in lot; one 
ceramic bead; two ceramic elbow pipes, one ceramic basket- or canoe-
shaped pipe; one ceramic handle; 21 ceramic sherds; eight ceramic 
vessels; one lot of charcoal and soil; one concretion; two fragments 
of a copper axe with wooden handle; one copper covered wooden top 
knot, serpent shaped; two copper disks; 680 copper fragments, 
including wood fragments, copper bilobed arrow ornament, mica, 
adhered shell beads, textile and matting fragments, animal bone; 90 
copper headdress, hair ornaments and fragments; 69 copper repousse 
plates and fragments; three fragments of daub and fire-hardened 
soil; 175 freshwater pearl beads; 56 freshwater periwinkle shells; 
seven freshwater shells and fragments; one fur fragment with copper 
staining; four galena crystals; one bear canine; one kaolin core 
with copper; one lot of kaolin, bark, animal bone fragments, mica, 
soil, and ceramic sherds; four large flint bifaces or swords; 11 
chipped stone projectile points; one ground stone tool fragment; 
three leather fragments; one limestone spatulate celt; one lump of 
mineral ore; 108 matting fragments, including copper stained 
matting, textiles, and adhered shell beads; 83 mica fragments, some 
with copper stained matrix; 405 miscellaneous shells and small 
shells; 11 modified animal bone fragments; one quartz preform; 
19,352 shell beads, including diverse sizes and shapes (round, 
ovoid, tubular, disc, barrel, elongated, irregular), as well as 
mixed lots of shell beads, freshwater pearl beads, Olivella and 
Marginella shell

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beads, soil matrix, ceramic sherds, as well as copper stained shell 
beads, and fragments and deteriorated beads; two rough shell disks; 
12 shell gorgets and gorget fragments; 166 small stones; three soil 
samples; 10 pieces of wood and animal bone mixed with soil in lot; 
five stone celts and fragments; one stone discoidal; 10 textile 
fragments, including some mixed lots with wood, copper fragments, 
and shell beads; nine tortoise shell strips or bands; one unmodified 
horse conch shell; six whelk shell cup fragments; 22 whelk shell 
fragments; two whelk shell columella ornaments and fragments; 237 
wood fragments, and mixed lots of wood with copper staining, mica, 
and soil; one worked stone fragment; two large Atlantic cockle 
shells; and one ``puffball'' fungus.

    In the Federal Register (70 FR 54076, September 13, 2005), column 
1, paragraph 1, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    Between 1927 and 1928, human remains representing a minimum of 
10 individuals were removed from the Little Egypt site in Murray 
County, GA, by Warren King Moorehead of the Robert S. Peabody Museum 
of Archaeology.

    In the Federal Register (70 FR 54076, September 13, 2005), column 
1, paragraph 1, sentence 4 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The 43 associated funerary objects are six miscellaneous shells 
and small shells; 18 shell beads; two shell gorgets; five ceramic 
vessels; two whelk shell ornaments; and 10 shell ornaments and 
fragments.

    In the Federal Register (70 FR 54076, September 13, 2005), column 
2, paragraph 1, sentence 2 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology also 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 21,681 
objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed 
with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later 
as part of a death rite or ceremony.

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 Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of 
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, 
telephone (978) 749-4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu, by January 22, 
2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Kialegee Tribal Town; 
Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek 
Indians of Alabama); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and the Thlopthlocco 
Tribal Town (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'') may proceed.
    The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 28, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-27709 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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