[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34988-34989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office 
[www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14293]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10360; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego State University, San 
Diego, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management 
Program has completed an inventory of human remains and associated 
funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and 
has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally 
affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may 
contact San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management 
Program. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the Indian tribes 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 San Diego State University Archeology Collections 
Management Program at the address below by July 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State University 
Archeology Collections Management Program, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, 
CA 92182-6040, telephone (619) 594-4575.

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 San Diego State 
University Archeology Collections Management Program, San Diego, CA. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the 
Buchanan Reservoir site in Madera 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

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National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this 
notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the San Diego 
State University Archeology Collections Management Program professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Picayune Rancheria of 
Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the 
Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; 
and the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California 
(hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were 
removed from the Buchanan Reservoir site, SDSU-0368, MAD-117, (1972-15), 
located in Madera County, CA. This site was excavated as part of Thomas 
King's Ph.D. dissertation for the University of California, Riverside. 
The collection at San Diego State University appears to have been 
collected from back dirt by an unknown student and brought back to San 
Diego State University. The remains are two distal right humorous 
fragments and, based on diagnostics, represent two individuals. No known 
individuals were identified. The 92 associated funerary objects are 8 
pieces of house daub, 61 chipped stone artifacts, 12 ground stone 
artifacts, 4 tools, 6 shells, and 1 lot of faunal remains.
    These objects were determined to be associated funerary objects based 
upon reasonable evidence derived from the provenience information 
recorded for this collection, as well as consultation with 
representatives of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa 
Rancheria, California. Geographic affiliation is consistent with the 
historically documented territory of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi 
Indians of California and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa 
Rosa Rancheria, California, Table Mountain Rancheria of California, and 
the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California.

Determinations Made by the San Diego State University Archeology 
Collections Management Program

    Officials of the San Diego State University Archeology Collections 
Management Program have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this 
notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native 
American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 92 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 associated funerary objects and The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State 
University Archeology Collections Management Program, 5500 Campanile Dr., 
San Diego, CA 92182-6040, telephone (619) 594-4575, before July 12, 2012. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The 
Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management 
Program is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: June 7, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-14293 Filed 6-11-12; 8:45 am]
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