FR Doc E8-23965[Federal Register: October 9, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 197)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego Archaeological Center, 
San Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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    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 an associated funerary 
object in the possession of the San Diego Archaeological Center, San 
Diego, CA. The human remains and associated funerary object were 
removed from archeological sites CA-SDI-6669 (SDM-W-230) and CA-SDI-
5669, 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 object. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by San Diego 
Archaeological Center professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Kumeyaay Nation, on behalf of the Barona Group 
of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, 
California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian 
Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 
California; 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; Santa Ysabel Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; 
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation (formerly the Sycuan Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of California); and Viejas (Baron Long) Group 
of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, 
California.
    In 1983, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from archeological site CA-SDI-6669 (SDM-W-230), Sabre 
Springs, San Diego County, CA, as part of an archeological excavation 
performed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act 
(CEQA). On May 10, 2006, the collection was accessioned by the San 
Diego Archaeological Center, and assessed for objects eligible for 
repatriation in accordance with NAGPRA. No known individual was 
identified. The one associated funerary object is an olla.
    Site CA-SDI-6669 is located on the U.S. Geological Survey 
topographic map of Poway, at the intersection of Sabre Springs Parkway 
and Poway Road near the City of Poway. This site falls within 
traditional Kumeyaay territory, and based on radiocarbon date had two 
periods of occupation. Locus A, B, and C were occupied from A.D. 1120 
to A.D. 1750. Feature 4, locus B had radiocarbon dates establishing 
occupation at 1000 B.C.
    From 1978 to 1981, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from archeological site CA-SDI-5669 (Santee 
Greens) San Diego County, CA, as part of an archeological excavation 
performed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act 
(CEQA). In 1998, the collection was accessioned by the San Diego 
Archaeological Center. In 2004, objects from the collection were 
repatriated. In 2006, reassessment of the collection was performed and 
the human remains from this site were identified. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    CA-SDI-5669 is located in the Southeast part of San Diego County in 
the City of Santee. The site is located adjacent to Mongolia Avenue and 
approximately 1.6 kilometers north of the San Diego River bridge 
crossing. The archeology report states that the site falls within the 
traditional Kumeyaay territory. The report also states that artifacts 
found at the site are typical of the Late Prehistoric Period. The 
Kumeyaay Nation is represented by the Barona Group of Capitan Grande 
Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, 
California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of 
California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; 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; Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; Sycuan 
Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan 
Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California.
    Officials of the San Diego Archaeological Center have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the San Diego Archaeological Center 
also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the one 
object described above is 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. Lastly, officials of the San Diego 
Archaeological Center have determined that, 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 object and the Kumeyaay Nation, which is 
represented by the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission 
Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan 
Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band 
of Kumeyaay Indians, California; 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; 
Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel 
Reservation,

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California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas 
Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
object should contact Cindy Stankowski, San Diego Archaeological 
Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-7001, 
telephone (760) 291-0370, before November 10, 2008. Repatriation of the 
human remains and associated funerary object to the Kumeyaay Nation, on 
behalf of the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of 
the Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission 
Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande 
Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of 
Kumeyaay Indians, California; 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; Santa 
Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel 
Reservation, California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas 
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Viejas Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The San Diego Archaeological Center is responsible for notifying 
the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay 
Indians, California; 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; Santa 
Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel 
Reservation, California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas 
(Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the 
Viejas Reservation, California that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 10, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-23965 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]

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