[Federal Register: July 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 133)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the 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 hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
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.
     This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
     An assessment of the human remains, and catalogue records and
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe
Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation.
     In 1963, human remains representing at least one individual were
removed from Structure E, Mound A, at the Birnirk site, Point Barrow,
AK, by K. Bohnsack. These human remains were donated to the Phoebe A.
Hearst Museum in 1964 by S. Holland. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
     These individuals have been identified as Native American based on
geographic information and documentation at the Phoebe A. Hearst
Museum. Consultation with tribal representatives, geographic location,
and documentation at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum suggest that a
relationship exists between contemporary inhabitants of the Arctic
Slope Regional Corporation and these human remains from Point Barrow,
AK, and Birnirk, AK.
     Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Phoebe
Hearst Museum of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group
identity that can be reasonably traced between these Native American
human remains and the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Arctic Slope Regional
Corporation. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains 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 August 12, 2002. Repatriation
of the human remains to the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

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    Dated:May 24, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-17417 Filed 7-10-02; 8:45 am]
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