Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA, 21804-21805 [2019-09993]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 21804 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices beads and beads fragments, one smoking pipe fragment, two iron fragments, and multiple wood fragments. These cultural items are identified by the designation UBS 1990–12. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from archeological site 14RP1 in Republic County KS. The human remains and associated funerary objects were donated to the Kansas State Historical Society in 1896, by Mrs. George Johnson. The fragmentary elements belong to one infant represented by 69 elements; one two-to-five-year-old represented by 21 bone fragments; and three adults represented by 54 bone fragments. No known individuals were identified. The 40 associated funerary objects include six pottery fragments, 10 flakes, one quartzite grinding stone, five grinding stone fragments, four red quartzite mortar fragments, one wooden post fragment, five scraps of copper, one hammer stone, one horse tooth, three sandstone fragments, one projectile point blank, and two pieces of pyrite. These cultural items are identified by the designation UBS 1991–05. In 1966, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Area 662, excavation 326, Feature 584 at archeological site 14RP1 by state archeologist Thomas Witty. Twenty fragments of human bone representing one adult were found in Kansas State Historical Society collections by Robert Hoard in June 2008, and include fragments of the temporal, maxilla, maxilla or mandible, vertebrae, patella, tarsals, and unidentifiable fragments. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. These cultural items are identified by the designation UBS 2018– 02. Archeological site 14RP1 was occupied between approximately 1770 and 1810 C.E., and is well known to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. Ethnographically, Zebulon Pike, Pedro (Pierre) Vial, and Lewis and Clark all document the presence of the Kitkahaki band of the Pawnee in the region encompassing site 14RP1 during the 1770–1810 C.E. timeframe. Geographically, the site lies within the historically documented territory of the Pawnee (see summaries in Roper 2006 and Wedel 1936; 1959:40–41, 58–60). Pawnee oral history supports these findings (see Weltfish 1965). Furthermore, excavations conducted in the 1960s by the Kansas State Historical Society and in 2007 by the University of Kansas corroborate the above statements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 Determinations Made by the Kansas State Historical Society Officials of the Kansas State Historical Society 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 130 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 Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Robert J. Hoard, State Archeologist, Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615–1099, telephone 785–272– 8681 Ext. 269, email Robert.Hoard@ ks.gov, by June 14, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Kansas State Historical Society is responsible for notifying the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: April 25, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–09994 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027785; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology has completed an inventory of human remains and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 June 14, 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 completion 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 Chequesset InnTaylor Hill site (19BN106), Wellfleet, Barnstable County, MA. 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 An invitation to consult was extended to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (previously listed as the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc.) E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited Tribes.’’ The Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a nonfederally recognized Indian group, was also invited, but chose not to participate. The Invited Tribes either did not consult or engaged in limited communication. Determinations of cultural affiliation are based on prior and extensive consultation with these Indian Tribes and groups for other human remains and associated funerary objects from the same site and vicinity. History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date early in the twentieth century, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site (19–BN– 106) in Barnstable County, MA. Research by archeologist James W. Bradley (2008) indicates that avocational archeologist Howard Torrey removed human remains from the Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site, and gave some of these human remains to avocational archeologist Fred Luce in 1915. During an inventory project in 2018, staff members of the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology located 6 boxes of objects from Cape Cod area sites that had been amassed by Fred Luce in the early twentieth century. Examination by physical anthropologist Harley Erickson found that the human remains consist of two heavily eroded human bone fragments— a distal end of a metatarsal and a medial hand phalanx. Both are from an adult of indeterminate sex and age. No known individuals were identified. The 56 associated funerary objects are six modified animal bone fragments; 22 ceramic fragments, some decorated (including small bag of ceramic dust and debris); and 28 small, unmodified shells. (Three other individuals and eight associated funerary objects from Taylor Hill and excavated by Howard Torrey and archeologist Ripley R. Bullen in 1946 and 1949 were listed by the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in 2005, and have already been repatriated.) The Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site is reported in archeologist James W. Bradley’s 2008 article ‘‘Taylor Hill: A Middle Woodland Mortuary Site in Wellfleet, MA,’’ in the Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society. The site dates to the late Middle Woodland era (circa 1100 to 1300 years B.P.), and is described by Bradley as a ‘‘concentration of late Middle Woodland habitation and mortuary sites located at VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:43 May 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 the head of Wellfleet Harbor on Cape Cod.’’ These sites lie within the historically documented territory of the Wampanoag. In his 1928 monograph, ‘‘Territorial Subdivisions and Boundaries of the Wampanoag, Massachusett, and Nauset Indians,’’ (Indian Notes and Monographs No. 44, 1928) Frank Speck places the area around Wellfleet within the traditional territory of the Wampanoag. Linguistically, this area is within the socalled n-dialect shared by Massachusett, Wampanoag, and Pokanoket speakers (see map and discussion in Kathleen J. Bragdon’s 2009 book Native Peoples of Southern New England, 1650–1775, pages 22–23). Sociopolitical and economic patterns in the coastal area of Rhode Island and Massachusetts were established by the late Woodland period circa A.D. 1000, and the coastal groups in this area are likely the ancestors of the Wampanoag people encountered by the English in the seventeenth century. Archeology, ethno-history, linguistics, and oral history provide multiple lines of evidence that demonstrate longstanding ties between the Wampanoag and the area around the Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site and affirm affiliation with the burial at the site. Determinations Made by the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology 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 56 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 Invited 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 Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749–4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu, PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21805 by June 14, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Invited Tribes may proceed. The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology is responsible for notifying The Invited Tribes and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a nonfederally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: April 25, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–09993 Filed 5–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027787; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology, Nashville, TN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology 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 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 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Tennessee Department of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0027785; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Institute of 
Archaeology, Andover, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology 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 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 June 14, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, 
Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 
749-4490, 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 Robert S. Peabody 
Institute of Archaeology, Andover MA. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from the Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site 
(19BN106), Wellfleet, Barnstable County, MA.
    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

    An invitation to consult was extended to the Mashpee Wampanoag 
Tribe (previously listed as the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal 
Council, Inc.)

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and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), hereafter referred to 
as ``The Invited Tribes.'' The Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a 
non-federally recognized Indian group, was also invited, but chose not 
to participate.
    The Invited Tribes either did not consult or engaged in limited 
communication. Determinations of cultural affiliation are based on 
prior and extensive consultation with these Indian Tribes and groups 
for other human remains and associated funerary objects from the same 
site and vicinity.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date early in the twentieth century, human remains 
representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the 
Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site (19-BN-106) in Barnstable County, MA. 
Research by archeologist James W. Bradley (2008) indicates that 
avocational archeologist Howard Torrey removed human remains from the 
Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site, and gave some of these human remains 
to avocational archeologist Fred Luce in 1915. During an inventory 
project in 2018, staff members of the Robert S. Peabody Institute of 
Archaeology located 6 boxes of objects from Cape Cod area sites that 
had been amassed by Fred Luce in the early twentieth century. 
Examination by physical anthropologist Harley Erickson found that the 
human remains consist of two heavily eroded human bone fragments--a 
distal end of a metatarsal and a medial hand phalanx. Both are from an 
adult of indeterminate sex and age. No known individuals were 
identified. The 56 associated funerary objects are six modified animal 
bone fragments; 22 ceramic fragments, some decorated (including small 
bag of ceramic dust and debris); and 28 small, unmodified shells. 
(Three other individuals and eight associated funerary objects from 
Taylor Hill and excavated by Howard Torrey and archeologist Ripley R. 
Bullen in 1946 and 1949 were listed by the Robert S. Peabody Institute 
of Archaeology in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in 2005, 
and have already been repatriated.)
    The Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site is reported in archeologist 
James W. Bradley's 2008 article ``Taylor Hill: A Middle Woodland 
Mortuary Site in Wellfleet, MA,'' in the Bulletin of the Massachusetts 
Archaeological Society. The site dates to the late Middle Woodland era 
(circa 1100 to 1300 years B.P.), and is described by Bradley as a 
``concentration of late Middle Woodland habitation and mortuary sites 
located at the head of Wellfleet Harbor on Cape Cod.'' These sites lie 
within the historically documented territory of the Wampanoag. In his 
1928 monograph, ``Territorial Subdivisions and Boundaries of the 
Wampanoag, Massachusett, and Nauset Indians,'' (Indian Notes and 
Monographs No. 44, 1928) Frank Speck places the area around Wellfleet 
within the traditional territory of the Wampanoag. Linguistically, this 
area is within the so-called n-dialect shared by Massachusett, 
Wampanoag, and Pokanoket speakers (see map and discussion in Kathleen 
J. Bragdon's 2009 book Native Peoples of Southern New England, 1650-
1775, pages 22-23). Sociopolitical and economic patterns in the coastal 
area of Rhode Island and Massachusetts were established by the late 
Woodland period circa A.D. 1000, and the coastal groups in this area 
are likely the ancestors of the Wampanoag people encountered by the 
English in the seventeenth century. Archeology, ethno-history, 
linguistics, and oral history provide multiple lines of evidence that 
demonstrate longstanding ties between the Wampanoag and the area around 
the Chequesset Inn-Taylor Hill site and affirm affiliation with the 
burial at the site.

Determinations Made by the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

    Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology 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 56 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 Invited 
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 Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of 
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, 
telephone (978) 749-4490, email [email protected], by June 14, 2019. 
After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to The Invited Tribes may proceed.
    The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology is responsible for 
notifying The Invited Tribes and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag 
Nation, a non-federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: April 25, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-09993 Filed 5-14-19; 8:45 am]
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