FR Doc E9-4680[Federal Register: March 5, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 42)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona State University, School 
of Human Evolution & Social Change, Tempe, AZ

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 in the control of the 
Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution & Social Change 
(formerly Department of Anthropology), Tempe, AZ. The human remains 
were removed from Maricopa County, AZ.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Arizona 
State University, School of Human Evolution & Social Change 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    In 1980, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Site AZ T:08:0039 (ASU) in Maricopa County, AZ, 
during research by Museum of Northern Arizona staff that was being 
sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in preparation for the 
construction of the Adobe Dam and the Arizona State University Deer 
Valley Rock Art Center. The project collection is curated at Arizona 
State University, School of Human Evolution & Social Change through 
agreement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers is not responsible for this collection. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Site AZ T:08:0039 (ASU) dates to the Sedentary Period (A.D. 900-
1150). The human remains had been cremated. Based on the cremation 
burial practice and age of the site, the human remains are affiliated 
with the archeologically defined Hohokam culture. Descendants of the 
Hohokam culture are the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of 
Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    Officials of the Arizona State University have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Arizona State University also 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 the Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni

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Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
Arleyn W. Simon, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Box 872402, 
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402, telephone (480) 965-9231, before April 6, 2009. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Tohono 
O'odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Arizona State University is responsible for notifying the Hopi 
Tribe of Arizona; Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of 
the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 20, 2009.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-4680 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]

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