FR Doc 04-20647
[Federal Register: September 14, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 177)]
[Notices]               
[Page 55459-55460]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, 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 associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Shasta 
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.
    An assessment of the human remains, and catalog records and 
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Pit 
River Tribe, California; Redding Rancheria, California; Round Valley 
Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; and 
Susanville Indian Rancheria, California.
    In 1951, human remains representing at least one individual were 
removed from site CA-Sha-52 by C.W. Meighan and M.A. Baumhoff as part 
of the University of California Archaeological Survey. Site CA-Sha-52 
is located on the west bank of the Fall River, approximately 4.5 miles 
north of Fall River Mills, Shasta County, CA. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1953, human remains representing at least 17 individuals were 
removed from site CA-Sha-52 by J.A. Bennyhoff as part of the University 
of California Archaeological Survey. The 2,112 associated funerary 
objects are 110 dentalia shells, 2 snail shells, 1,509 olivella shell 
beads, 158 glycymeris shell beads, 4 limpet shell beads, 22 pine nut 
beads, 8 bone tools, 34 bone beads, 18 bone ornaments, 8 bear claw 
pendants, 14 obsidian points, 1 obsidian core, 1 obsidian knife, 24 
obsidian flakes, 16 obsidian nodules, 15 scrapers, 6 jasper flakes, 1 
antler flake, 2 pumice tools, 1 pestle, 2 stone objects, 20 lots of 
basketry and textile fragments, 133 charred seeds and tubers, 1 lot of 
red material, and 2 pieces of blue pigment.
    The burial context at site CA-Sha-52 indicates that the human 
remains are Native American in origin. The presence of glycymeris, 
clamshell disc, and pine nut beads in midden contexts date the 
occupation of the site to the Protohistoric period (post-A.D. 1600). 
Oral history information about the Achumawi village of Pahtomah 
presented during consultation indicates that the geographical region in 
which CA-Sha-52 is located was occupied by Achumawi people. 
Archeological and linguistic evidence indicates that the Achumawi have 
occupied the area for more than 400 years. The present-day descendants 
of the Achumawi people are Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Pit 
River Tribe, California; Redding Rancheria, California; Round Valley 
Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; and 
Susanville Indian Rancheria, California.
    Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of at least 18 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 2,112 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 the death rite or ceremony. 
Lastly, officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 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 
objects and the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Pit River Tribe, 
California; Redding Rancheria, California; Round Valley Indian Tribes 
of the Round Valley Reservation, California; and Susanville Indian 
Rancheria, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact C. Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe 
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 642-6096, before October 14, 2004. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Pit River Tribe, California; 
Redding Rancheria, California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round 
Valley Reservation, California; and Susanville Indian Rancheria, 
California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Pit River Tribe, 
California; Redding Rancheria, California; Round Valley Indian Tribes 
of the Round Valley Reservation, California; and Susanville Indian 
Rancheria, California that this notice has been published.


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    Dated: July 21, 2004
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-20647 Filed 9-13-04; 8:45 am]

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