[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 189 (Friday, September 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59661-59662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23924]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11223; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology 
Center, Stanford, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Stanford University Archaeology Center has completed an 
inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that 
there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a 
present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may 
contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no 
additional claimants come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center at 
the address below by October 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Laura Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University 
Archaeologist, Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 
94305, telephone (650) 723-9664.

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 in the possession of the Stanford 
University Archaeology Center. The human remains were removed from 
Marin 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. 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 Stanford 
University Archaeology Center professional staff in consultation with

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representatives of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 
California.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date around 1935, human remains representing, at 
minimum, eight individuals were removed from a prehistoric 
archaeological site located in the Inverness Triangle area of Marin 
County, CA, by Lt. Commander Bryant and his son Clayton Bryant. The 
collection was transferred to Stanford University by the Bryants 
without additional documentation. No known individuals were identified. 
The 248 associated funerary objects are 18 flaked stone artifacts, 4 
shell fragments, 84 modified bird bones, 140 unmodified bird bones, and 
2 bone tools. Based on the location of removal and in accordance with 
the information received in the consultation process, the human remains 
and associated funerary objects are culturally affiliated with the 
Coast Miwok community, represented in the present-day by the Federated 
Indians of Graton Rancheria, California

Determinations Made by the Stanford University Archaeology Center

    Officials of the Stanford University Archaeology Center 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 248 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.
     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 the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 
California.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Laura 
Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University Archaeologist, 
Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, telephone 
(650) 723-9664 before October 29, 2012. Repatriation of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Federated Indians of 
Graton Rancheria, California, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Stanford University Archaeology Center is responsible for 
notifying the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California, that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 5, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-23924 Filed 9-27-12; 8:45 am]
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