[Federal Register: January 14, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 10)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Dry Lagoon State Park, CA in the Possession of the Anthropological
Studies Center, Archeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State
University, Rohnert Park, CA; and in the Control of the California
Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service

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 an associated
funerary object in the possession of the Anthropological Studies Center
(ASC), Archeological Collections Facility (ACF), Sonoma State
University, Rohnert Park, CA; and in the control of the California
Department of Parks and Recreation, Sacramento, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by ASC and
California Department of Parks and Recreation professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Yurok Tribe of California.
These human remains represent additional individuals found in ASC
collections following publication of a previous Notice of Inventory
Completion for the California Department of Parks and Recreation dated
September 24, 1999 and October 18, 1999.
    In 1976, human remains representing one individual were collected
from site CA-HUM-129 in Stone Lagoon, Dry Lagoon State Park, CA during
a salvage excavation conducted for bluff stabilization by Dr. David A.
Fredrickson, Sonoma State University. These human remains were
accessioned into the collections of the Archaeological Collections
Facility at Sonoma State University. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on material culture and C14 dates, these human remains have
been identified as Native American dating to between 1490 and 215 B.P.
Geographical, ethnographical, linguistic, and historical evidence
indicates that this archeological site is located within the
traditional Coast Yurok territory. Based on archeological evidence,
continuity of occupation, ethnographic accounts, and consultation with
representatives of the Yurok Tribe of California, site CA-HUM-129 has
been affiliated with the present-day Yurok Tribe of California.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of Sonoma State
University and the California Department of Parks and Recreation 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 Sonoma State University and the
California Department of Parks and Recreation have determined also
that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared
group identity which can be reasonably traced between these Native
American human remains and the Yurok Tribe of California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Yurok Tribe of
California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should
contact Paulette Hennum, NAGPRA Coordinator, California Department of
Parks and Recreation, 1416-9th Street, Room 1431, Sacramento, CA 95814;
telephone: (916) 653-7976, before February 14, 2000. Repatriation of
the human remains to the Yurok Tribe of California may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: December 17, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 00-906 Filed 1-13-00; 8:45 am]
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