Federal  Register  / Vol.  58,  No.  71 /  Thursday,  April  15, 1993  /
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   Notice of Completion of  Inventory of Native American Human  Remains and
   associated funerary artifacts  from the Chugach region of  Alaska within
   The  University Museum  of Archaeology  and Anthropology,  University of
   Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

   AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior

   ACTION:   Notice

   Notice is hereby  given in accordance with the provisions  of the Native
   American  Graces Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3001-3013 of
   the completion of the inventory of human remains and associated funerary
   artifacts from the Chugach region of Alaska within The University Museum
   of Archaeology  and  Anthropology, a  department  of the  University  of
   Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Representatives  of culturally
   affiliated Indian tribes  are advised  that the human  remains from  the
   Chugach region  of Alaska will  be retained by The  University Museum of
   Archaeology and Anthropology until May 3, 1993, after which they may  be
   repatriated the culturally affiliated groups.

   The  detailed  inventory   and  assessment  of  the  human  remains  and
   associated funerary artifacts from the  Chugach region of Alaska, within
   The  University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, has been made by
   University  Museum  professional  curatorial  staff,  which  includes  a
   specialist in  physical  anthropology and  prehistoric archaeology,  and
   representatives of the Chugach Corporation.

   Between 1930 and 1935 Frederica de Laguna carried out legally authorized
   archaeological   studies   in  Prince   William   Sound,   Alaska.     A
   reconnaissance was done in 1930 for The University Museum of Archaeology
   and Anthropology and in 1933 an expedition was sponsored by the National
   Museum  of Denmark  and  by The  University  Museum of  Archaeology  and
   Anthropology.    Another  expedition,  in  1935,  was  sponsored  by The
   University Museum of Archaeology  and Anthropology with grants from  the
   American Philosophical Society and National Research Council.

   Among  the  archeological resources  collected  were  human remains  and
   artifacts associated  with specific burials.   Recent assessment studies
   indicate that between  twenty and forty  individuals are represented  by
   bone fragments; disarticulated and incomplete remains do not allow us to
   be absolutely certain  of the  number of individuals  represented.   The
   artifacts include but  are not  limited to historic  glass trade  beads,
   native shell and bone beads, chipped and other stone implements, garment
   remnants  and bone tools.   The Nuchek,  Shallow Water,  Sheep Bay, Port
   Gravina, Tatilek, Kiniklik, Chenega and Montague Island people are among
   those  represented in this group.   Specific Site  evidence is available
   for most of the individuals.

   Representatives of any Indian tribe believed to be culturally affiliated
   with  the human remains and associated funerary objects from the Chugach
   region of Alaska  that have not been contacted  should talk with Rebecca
   A.   Buck,  Registrar,   The  University   Museum  of   Archaeology  and
   Anthropology,  33rd  and  Spruce  Street,   Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,
   19101-6324, (215-898-7900) before May 3, 1993.

   Dated:  April 7, 1993

   Dr. Francis P. McManamon
   Departmental Consulting Archeologist
   Archaelogical Assistance Division
   National Park Service
   [FR Doc. 93-8781 filed 4-14-93; 8:45 am]
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