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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 U.S.
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Central Arizona
Project Repository, Tucson, AZ, and in the Control of the U.S.
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office,
Phoenix, AZ

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 U.S. Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Central Arizona Project Repository,
Tucson, AZ, and in the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, Phoenix, AZ.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary
objects was made by Bureau of Reclamation professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian Community of
the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, Arizona; Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the
Chemehuevi Indian Reservation, California; Cocopah Tribe of Arizona;
Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation,
Arizona and California; Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the
Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, Arizona; Fort Mohave Indian Tribe of
Arizona, California & Nevada; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila
River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pascua Yaqui
Tribe of Arizona; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation,
California & Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the
Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San
Carlos

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Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'Odham Nation; Tohono O'Odham Nation of
Arizona, San Xavier District; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-
Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation, Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe
of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. The Cocopah Tribe of Arizona
indicated that the Central Arizona Project region is outside of their
claims area.
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from site AZ AA:3:21(ASM), south of Florence, Pinal County, AZ. No
known individual was identified. The 27 associated funerary objects are
7 bags of sherds; 15 metate and mano fragments; 2 bags of chipped
stone; 2 bags of unworked shell fragments; and 1 macrobotanical sample.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other types of artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing 20 individuals were recovered
from the Siphon Draw site, AZ U:10:6(ASM), south of Apache Junction,
Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 141
associated funerary objects are 17 ceramic vessels (5 miniature bowls,
1 miniature jar, 1 plate, 9 bowls, and 1 jar), 8 human clay figurines;
34 bags of sherds; 1 fragmented stone bowl; 1 stone palette; 2 bags of
chipped stone; 2 bags of worked shell (including 1 shell bracelet
fragment and 9 worked shell fragments); 5 bags of unworked shell
fragments; 11 bags of worked faunal bone (including approximately 11
fragmented bone awl/hairpins); 14 bags of unworked faunal bone; and 46
flotation, pollen, macrobotanical, and raw material samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric,
architectural, ceramic, and other types of artifactual evidence, the
site represents a Hohokam occupation of the Santa Cruz through Sacaton
Phases (A.D. 700-1150) of the Preclassic period.
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from the Smiley's Well site, AZ U:14:73(ASM), along Queen Creek, west
of Florence Junction, Pinal County, AZ. No known individual was
identified. The two associated funerary objects are one bag of unworked
faunal bone and one soil sample.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the late Sedentary Phase (circa A.D. 1050-1150) of the
Preclassic period.
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing 31 individuals were recovered
from the Las Fosas site, AZ U:15:19(ASM), in the Gila River valley,
east of Florence, Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were
identified. The 290 associated funerary objects are 58 whole,
reconstructed, or reconstructable ceramic vessels (including 33 bowls,
16 jars, 5 scoops, 1 effigy canteen, and 3 unidentifiable vessels); 85
bags of sherds; 1 arrowshaft straightener; 1 stone anvil; 1 turquoise
pendant; 1 worked turquoise fragment; 5 ground stone fragments; 2
perforated stone disks; 1 steatite rod; 1 possible pestle; 2 projectile
points; 46 bags of chipped stone; 2 bags of worked shell (including 1
shell disk bead and 1 shell bracelet fragment); 2 bags of worked faunal
bone (including 1 antler flaking tool and 1 partial bone needle); 13
bags of unworked faunal bone; and 69 flotation, pollen, macrobotanical,
and raw material samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic and other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a
Hohokam occupation of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing three individuals were
recovered from the Jones Ruin site, AZ U:15:48(ASM), along the Gila
River, northwest of Florence, Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals
were identified. The four associated funerary objects are two bags of
sherds, one bag of chipped stone, and one pollen sample.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a
Hohokam occupation of the Late Sacaton through Early Soho Phases (A.D.
1100-1200) of the transitional Preclassic-Classic period.
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing four individuals were recovered
from the El Polvoron site, AZ U:15:59(ASM), near Queen Creek, west of
Florence Junction, Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were
identified. The 26 associated funerary objects are 1 ceramic vessel, 11
bags of sherds, 2 bags of chipped stone, 1 bag of worked faunal bone
(including 1 bone hairpin), 3 bags of unworked faunal bone, and 8
flotation and macrobotanical samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric,
architectural, ceramic, and other types of artifactual evidence, the
site represents a Hohokam occupation of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-
1450).
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing 25 individuals were recovered
from Frogtown, AZ U:15:61(ASM), west of Florence Junction, Pinal
County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 120 associated
funerary objects are 13 whole, reconstructed, and reconstructable
ceramic vessels (8 bowls, 2 jars, 1 plate, 1 miniature jar, and 1
unidentifiable vessel), 26 bags of sherds; 2 steatite disk beads; 1
partial stone pendant; 1 stone palette; 4 projectile points; 5 bags of
chipped stone; 5 bags of worked shell (including 1 whole shell pendant,
1 Glycymeris shell bracelet, 4 Olivella whole shell beads, and 3 pieces
of worked shell); 2 bags of unworked shell fragments; 7 bags of worked
faunal bone (including 3 bone awl/hairpins and 4 bags worked bone
fragments); 11 bags unworked faunal bone; and 43 flotation, pollen, and
macrobotanical samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric,
architectural, ceramic, and other types of artifactual evidence, the
site represents a Hohokam occupation of the Santa Cruz and Sacaton
Phases (A.D. 750-1150) of the Preclassic period.
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from Rancho Sin Vacas, AZ U:15:62(ASM), west of Florence Junction,
Pinal County, AZ. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.

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    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a
Hohokam occupation of the Sedentary Phase (A.D. 950-1150) of the
Preclassic period.
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing five individuals were recovered
from the Dustbowl site, AZ U:15:76(ASM), on the Gila River, northeast
of Florence, Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were identified.
The 59 associated funerary objects are 1 ceramic bowl, 2 sherd disks, 2
worked sherds, 25 bags of sherds, 1 pecked sandstone slab, 1 projectile
point, 20 bags of lithics, 1 shell pendant, 2 bone hairpins, 2 bags of
unworked faunal bone, and 2 macrobotanical and raw material samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Santa Cruz Phase (A.D. 750-900) of the Preclassic
period; a Soho Phase (A.D. 1150-1300) occupation of the Classic period
is also evident.
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
from the Saguaro site, AZ U:15:77(ASM), on the Gila River, northeast of
Florence, Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The
28 associated funerary objects are 1 partially reconstructable ceramic
jar, 15 bags of sherds, 4 bags of chipped stone, 2 bags of unworked
terrestrial snail shells, 2 bags of unworked faunal bone, and 4
radiocarbon and flotation samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic and
other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Preclassic period (A.D. 700-1150); a Soho Phase (A.D.
1150-1300) occupation of the Classic period is also evident.
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing four individuals were recovered
from the Junkyard site, AZ U:15:83(ASM), east of Florence, Pinal
County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 14 associated
funerary objects are 1 partial ceramic bowl, 1 reconstructable jar, 7
bags of sherds, 4 bags of chipped stone, and 1 flotation sample.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a
lengthy Hohokam occupation from the late Colonial through early Classic
periods (circa A.D. 850-1300); the human remains belong to the early
Classic period (A.D. 1150-1300).
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals
were recovered from site AZ U:15:85(ASM), in Pinal County, AZ. No known
individuals were identified. The 10 associated funerary objects are 3
reconstructed ceramic jars, 1 partially reconstructed bowl, 1 partial
perforated sherd disk, and 5 bags of sherds.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a
Hohokam occupation of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
     Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from the Gopherette site, AZ U:15:87(ASM), east of Florence, Pinal
County, AZ. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the early Classic period (A.D. 1150-1300).
    Between 1980 and 1981, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, a partial human tooth representing one individual was
recovered from Casas Pequenas, AZ U:15:97(ASM), west of Florence
Junction, Pinal County, AZ. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other types of artifactual evidence, the site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Colonial Phase (circa A.D. 750-950) of the Preclassic
period.
    Between 1986 and 1987, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by Archeological Consulting Services, Inc. for the
Bureau of Reclamation, human remains representing three individuals
were recovered from site AZ T:3:10(ASM), near the Agua Fria and New
River Valleys north of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. No known
individuals were identified. The 12 associated funerary objects are 3
bags of sherds, 1 stone palette, 2 bags of chipped stone, 2 bags worked
faunal bone (including 1 bone awl point and 1 bone hairpin), 1 bag of
unworked faunal bone, and 3 flotation, pollen, and raw material
samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation
of the Preclassic period (A.D. 800-1150).
    Between 1986 and 1987, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by Archeological Consulting Services, Inc. for the
Bureau of Reclamation, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from site AZ T:3:19(ASM), near the Agua Fria and New River
Valleys north of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. No known individual was
identified. The 25 associated funerary objects are 2 ceramic bowls, 1
ceramic scoop, 9 bags of sherds, 5 bags of chipped stone, 3 bags of
unworked faunal bone, and 5 flotation and pollen samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation
of the Preclassic period (A.D. 800-1150).
    Between 1986 and 1987, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by Archeological Consulting Services, Inc. for the
Bureau of Reclamation, human remains representing three individuals
were recovered from site AZ T:3:20(ASM), near the Agua Fria and New
River Valleys north of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. No known
individuals were identified. The 17 associated funerary objects are 1
bag of sherds, 1 ground stone axe, 2 trough metates, 1 projectile
point, 1 bag of chipped stone, 2 bags of unworked faunal bone, and 9
flotation and pollen samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation
of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    Between 1986 and 1987, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by Archeological Consulting Services, Inc. for the
Bureau of Reclamation, human remains representing a minimum of six
individuals were recovered from site AZ T:3:24(ASM), near the Agua Fria
and New River Valleys north of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. No known
individuals were identified. The 109 associated funerary objects are 6
ceramic bowls; 1 ceramic jar; 1 ceramic scoop; 33 bags of sherds; 12
bags of

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chipped stone; 3 bags of worked faunal bone (representing 3 worked
turtle carapace fragments); 17 bags of unworked faunal bone; and 36
flotation, pollen, radiocarbon, and raw material samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation
of the Preclassic or Classic period (A.D. 700-1450).
    In 1985, during legally authorized data recovery efforts undertaken
by the Museum of Northern Arizona for the Bureau of Reclamation, human
remains representing 55 individuals were recovered from the Brady Wash
site, NA18003(MNA), at the base of the Picacho Mountains in Pinal
County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 257 associated
funerary objects are 29 whole and reconstructable vessels (19 bowls, 6
jars, and 4 scoops); 1 partial perforated sherd disk; 1 figurine
fragment; 58 bags of sherds; 1 schist anvil; 1 stone bead; 1 mano
fragment; 1 stone lip/nose plug; 2 projectile points; 23 bags of
chipped stone; 7 bags of worked shell (including 50 shell disk beads,
78 whole Olivella shell beads, 1 Glycymeris shell ring, and 1 worked
shell fragment); 3 bags of unworked shell fragments; 2 bags of worked
faunal bone (including 3 worked fragments); 18 bags of unworked faunal
bone; and 109 flotation, pollen, macrobotanical, and raw material
samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric,
architectural, ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site
represents a Hohokam occupation of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    In 1985, during legally authorized data recovery efforts undertaken
by the Museum of Northern Arizona for the Bureau of Reclamation, human
remains representing eight individuals were recovered from the Picacho
Pass site, NA18030(MNA), at the base of the Picacho Mountains in Pinal
County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 32 associated
funerary objects are 4 ceramic vessels (2 bowls, 1 jar, and 1 cup); 9
bags of sherds; 1 stone disk bead; 3 projectile points; 5 bags of
chipped stone; and 10 flotation and pollen samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Preclassic period (A.D. 700-1150).
    In 1985, during legally authorized data recovery efforts undertaken
by the Museum of Northern Arizona for the Bureau of Reclamation, human
remains representing five individuals were recovered from the McClellan
Wash site, NA18031(MNA), at the base of the Picacho Mountains in Pinal
County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 15 associated
funerary objects are 5 ceramic vessels (3 bowls and 2 jars), and 10
flotation and pollen samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    In 1985, during legally authorized data recovery efforts undertaken
by the Museum of Northern Arizona for the Bureau of Reclamation, human
remains representing one individual were recovered from the Pecan site,
NA18037(MNA), at the base of the Picacho Mountains in Pinal County, AZ.
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation
of the Preclassic or Classic period (A.D. 700-1450).
    In 1985, during legally authorized data recovery undertaken by
Arizona State University for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains
representing a minimum of 68 individuals were recovered from Muchas
Casas, AZ AA:12:2(ASU), north of Tucson, Pima County, AZ. No known
individuals were identified. The 523 associated funerary objects are 34
whole and reconstructable ceramic vessels (17 jars, 14 bowls, 1 scoop,
and 2 unidentifiable vessels); 4 sherd pendants; 3 worked sherds; 166
bags of sherds; 30 stone beads; 4 ground stone artifacts; 1 ground
stone palette; 1 stone pendant; 4 ground stone fragments; 61 bags of
chipped stone; 15 bags of worked shell (including 5 shell bracelet
fragments, 12 shell beads, 1 complete perforated Glycymeris shell, 1
shell tinkler, and 2 worked shell fragments); 7 bags of unworked shell
fragments; 3 bags of worked faunal bone (including 3 awl/hairpins); 38
bags of unworked faunal bone fragments; and 152 flotation, pollen,
charcoal, and macrobotanical samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    In 1985, during legally authorized data recovery undertaken by
Arizona State University for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains
representing a minimum of one individual were recovered from the Rancho
Derrio site, AZ AA:12:3(ASU), north of Tucson, Pima County, AZ. No
known individual was identified. The two associated funerary objects
are one ceramic jar and one flotation sample.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    Between 1983 and 1984, during legally authorized testing by the
Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains
representing a minimum of one individual were recovered from the
Waterworld site, AZ AA:16:94(ASM), west of Tucson, Pima County, AZ. No
known individual was identified. The five associated funerary objects
are one reconstructable plainware bowl, one reconstructable plainware
jar, and three bags of sherds.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric, architectural,
ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam
occupation of the Rillito Phase (A.D. 700-900) of the Preclassic
period.
    Between 1986 and 1988, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the University of Arizona for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing a minimum of 11 individuals
were recovered from the Fastimes site, AZ AA:12:384(ASM), west of the
Tucson Mountains in Pima County, AZ. No known individuals were
identified. The 109 associated funerary objects are 17 ceramic vessels
(11 jars, 5 bowls, and 1 partial scoop); 1 worked sherd; 10 bags of
sherds; 13 stone beads; 1 stone bowl; 1 ground handstone; 2 projectile
points; 1 bag of chipped stone; 23 bags of worked shell (including 150
shell beads and 14 shell bracelet fragments); 1 bag of unworked shell
fragments; 3 bags of worked faunal bone (including 3 awl/hairpins); 8
bags of unworked faunal bone fragments; and 28 flotation, pollen, and
charcoal samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric,
architectural, ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site
represents a Hohokam occupation of the Rillito Phase (A.D. 700-900) of
the Preclassic period.
    Between 1986 and 1988, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing a minimum of 21 individuals
were recovered from site AZ AA:16:94(ASM), west of the Tucson Mountains
in Pima County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 218
associated funerary objects are 19 ceramic vessels (7 bowls, 11 jars,
and 1 scoop); 1 sherd pendant; 3 secondary vessels shaped out of large
sherds; 32 bags of sherds; 1 stone palette; 1 ground stone axe; 17
projectile points; 9 bags of lithics; 9 bags

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of worked shell (including 63 whole shell beads); 1 bag of unworked
shell fragments; 18 bags of worked faunal bone (including a minimum of
14 bone awl/hairpins and 2 antler tools); 12 bags of unworked faunal
bone; and 95 flotation, pollen, and charcoal samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric,
architectural, ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site
represents a Hohokam occupation of the Rillito Phase (A.D. 700-900) of
the Preclassic period.
    Between 1986 and 1988, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing a minimum of one individual
were recovered from site AZ AA:16:97(ASM), west of the Tucson Mountains
in Pima County, AZ. No known individual was identified. The three
associated funerary objects are two bags of sherds and one bag of
worked shell (one partial Glycymeris shell bracelet).
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation
of the Rillito Phase (A.D. 700-900) of the Preclassic period.
    Between 1986 and 1988, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of
Reclamation, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals
were recovered from site AZ AA:16:161(ASM), west of the Tucson
Mountains in Pima County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The
two associated funerary objects are two flotation samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation
of the Rincon Phase (A.D. 900-1100) of the Preclassic period.
    Between 1982 and 1983, during legally authorized survey undertaken
by the Arizona State Museum for the Bureau of Reclamation, human
remains representing a minimum of one individual were recovered from
the surface of site AZ AA:7:15(ASM), at the base of the Picacho
Mountains in Pima County, AZ. No known individual was identified. The
10 associated funerary objects are 4 bags of sherds, 3 projectile
points, and 3 bags of chipped stone.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation
of the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
     In 1988, during legally authorized data recovery efforts by
Northland Research for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains
representing a minimum of 59 individuals were recovered from the Los
Rectangulos site, AZ AA:6:3(ASM), in the lower Santa Cruz Valley in
Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 358
associated funerary objects are 55 complete or reconstructable ceramic
vessels (1 scoop, 1 mug, 19 jars, 32 bowls, and 2 indeterminate); 2
sherd pendants; 2 worked sherds; 1 worked sherd spindle whorl; 75 bags
of sherds; 1 polishing stone; 1 stone bead; 2 ground stone artifacts; 9
ground stone fragments; 10 projectile points; 58 bags of chipped stone;
25 bags of worked shell (including 16 shell beads, 1 shell tinkler, 2
shell pendants, 5 shell bracelet fragments, and 3 whole worked
Glycymeris shells); 9 bags of unworked shell fragments; 2 bags of
worked faunal bone (including 2 bone awls); 9 bags of unworked faunal
bone fragments; and 97 flotation, pollen, soil, and radiocarbon
samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric dating
(radiocarbon and archeomagnetic), architectural, ceramic, and other
artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation of the
Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    In 1988, during legally authorized data recovery efforts by
Northland Research for the Bureau of Reclamation human remains
representing a minimum of 13 individuals were recovered from the Gecko
site, AZ AA:6:25(ASM), in the lower Santa Cruz Valley in Pinal County,
AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 102 associated funerary
objects are 9 complete or reconstructable ceramic vessels (7 bowls and
2 jars); 15 bags of sherds; 1 turquoise pendant; 1 stone bead; 7 bags
of chipped stone; 4 bags of worked shell (including 2 complete shell
bracelets, 2 complete shell pendants/earrings, and 2 shell beads); 1
bag of unworked shell fragments; 2 bags of worked faunal bone
(including 3 bone awls); 1 bag of unworked faunal fragments; and 61
flotation, pollen, radiocarbon, and macrobotanical samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric dating
(radiocarbon and archeomagnetic), architectural, ceramic, and other
artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation of the
Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    In 1988, during legally authorized data recovery efforts by
Northland Research for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains
representing a minimum of four individuals were recovered from the
Hotts Hawk site, AZ AA:6:31(ASM), in the lower Santa Cruz Valley in
Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 31
associated funerary objects are 8 complete and reconstructable ceramic
vessels (6 bowls and 2 jars); 1 unfired clay disk; 6 bags of sherds; 3
bags of chipped stone; 1 bag of worked shell (including 2 shell
pendants/earrings); and 12 flotation and pollen samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric dating
(radiocarbon and archeomagnetic), architectural, ceramic, and other
artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation of the
late Classic period (A.D. 1300-1450).
    In 1984, during legally authorized data recovery efforts undertaken
by Northland Research for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains
representing one individual were recovered from the Crip site, AZ
AA:2:69(ASM), in the lower Santa Cruz Valley in Pinal County, AZ. No
known individual was identified. The 48 associated funerary objects are
14 bags of sherds; 2 mano fragments; 1 polishing stone fragment; 7 bags
of chipped stone; 2 bags of worked shell (including 1 bracelet fragment
and 1 fragment of worked shell); 2 bags of unworked shell; 4 bags of
unworked faunal bone fragments; and 16 flotation, radiocarbon, and
macrobotanical samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric dating
(radiocarbon and archeomagnetic), architectural, ceramic, and other
artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation of the
Gila Butte, Santa Cruz, and Sacaton Phases (A.D. 600-1150) of the
Preclassic period.
     In 1984, during legally authorized data recovery efforts
undertaken by Northland Research for the Bureau of Reclamation human
remains representing one individual were recovered from the site, AZ
AA:3:83(ASM), in the lower Santa Cruz Valley in Pinal County, AZ, in an
area to be impacted by the Santa Rosa Canal. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects were recovered.
    On the basis of archeological context, uncertain radiocarbon
dating, ceramic, and other artifactual evidence, this site represents a
Hohokam occupation with possible Preclassic and Classic period
components (A.D. 600-1450).
    Between 1985 and 1986, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by Northland Research for the Bureau of Reclamation,
human remains representing nine individuals were recovered from the
Hind site, AZ AA:1:62(ASM), in the lower Santa Cruz Valley in Pinal
County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 117 associated
funerary objects are 1 reconstructable Estrella Red/Grey bowl;

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1 Sweetwater Red/Grey scoop; 5 partially reconstructed plainware bowls;
2 partially reconstructed plainware jars; 1 partially reconstructed
indeterminate vessel; 24 bags of sherds; 35 ground stone shell-working
tools; 1 polishing stone; 2 projectile points; 9 bags of chipped stone;
4 bags of worked shell (including 1 shell bracelet fragment, 1 partial
shell pendant, and worked fragments); 1 bag of unworked shell
fragments; 3 bags of unworked faunal bone fragments; and 28 flotation,
pollen, and radiocarbon samples.
     On the basis of archeological context, chronometric dating
(radiocarbon and archeomagnetic), architectural, ceramic, and other
artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation of the
late Pioneer through early Sedentary Phases (A.D. 700-950) of the
Preclassic period.
    Between 1985 and 1986, during legally authorized data recovery
efforts undertaken by Northland Research for the Bureau of Reclamation,
human remains representing 95 individuals were recovered from the
Shelltown site, AZ AA:1:66(ASM), in the lower Santa Cruz Valley in
Pinal County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The 480
associated funerary objects are 23 ceramic vessels (2 miniature bowls,
3 miniature jars, 2 complete or partially reconstructed bowls, and 16
partial or complete jars); 3 worked sherds; 1 nose/ear spool; 1
possible figurine fragment; 101 bags of sherds; 1 stone bowl; 3 ground
stone axes; 2 plummets; 4 manos; 1 ground stone bead; 10 ground stone
shell-working tools; 1 stone jar cover; 8 ground stone fragments; 3
projectile points; 57 bags of chipped stone; 25 bags of worked shell
(including 5 bracelet fragments, 2 caches of damaged shell bracelets,
11 pendants, 2 rings, and 5 bags of worked shell fragments); 16 bags of
unworked shell fragments; 15 bags of worked faunal bone (including 2
bone hair pins, 5 bone awl fragments, 5 bone tubes, and 3 bags of
worked bone fragments); 64 bags of unworked faunal fragments; and 141
flotation, pollen, mineral, and radiocarbon samples.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric dating
(radiocarbon and archeomagnetic), architectural, ceramic, and other
artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation of the
Gila Butte through Sacaton Phases (A.D. 600-1150) of the Preclassic
period.
    In 1989, during legally authorized data recovery efforts by
Northland Research for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains
representing four individuals were recovered from the Cake Ranch site,
AZ AA:7:3(ASM), in the area of the lower Santa Cruz Valley in Pinal
County, AZ. No known individuals were identified. The five associated
funerary objects are four bags of sherds and one bag of chipped stone.
    On the basis of archeological context, chronometric dating
(radiocarbon and archeomagnetic), architectural, ceramic, and other
artifactual evidence, this site represents a Hohokam occupation of the
Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    In 1978, during legally authorized testing by the Museum of
Northern Arizona for the Bureau of Reclamation, human remains
representing one individual were recovered from site NA15653, in the
projected Salt-Gila Aqueduct portion of the Central Arizona Project
right-of-way in Pinal County, AZ. No known individual was identified.
The five associated funerary objects are four bags of sherds and one
small shell pendant.
    On the basis of archeological context, architectural, ceramic, and
other artifactual evidence, the site represents a Hohokam occupation of
the Classic period (A.D. 1150-1450).
    Evidence provided by anthropological, archeological, biological,
geographical, historical, kinship, linguistics, and oral tradition
sources was considered in determining the cultural affiliation of these
human remains and associated funerary objects. Bureau of Reclamation
officials have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(e), the
preponderance of the evidence suggests that the historic O'odham groups
(Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, Arizona;
Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation,
Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River
Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona,
including the San Xavier District) have a strong cultural affiliation
with the prehistoric Hohokam who occupied the middle Gila Valley and
surrounding areas. Great similarities in settlement patterns, economic
systems, architecture, and material culture point to a close
relationship between the Hohokam and the O'odham groups. The O'odham
were well established along the rivers and in the deserts when the
Spanish first arrived in northern Sonora and southern Arizona.
     One of the two Pima moieties claims descent from the Hohokam,
while the other moiety is said to have descended from the ``emergers,''
those who overthrew the Hohokam leaders. Although the O'odham belong to
the same linguistic group (Piman) as communities in what is now
northern Mexico, shared vocabulary and syntax with Yuman language
groups along the Colorado River suggests a long-term history of
interaction that stretches back into prehistoric times in what is now
southern Arizona.
    Evidence also shows the interaction of ancestral Zuni and Hopi
groups with the prehistoric Hohokam. This interaction is indicated by
the presence of trade items, particularly ceramics. Such interaction
continued into protohistoric and early historic times. In addition to
trade, Hopi and Zuni migration traditions indicate that clans
originating from areas south of the Colorado Plateau joined the plateau
communities late in prehistoric times. These groups contributed
ceremonies, societies, and iconography to the plateau groups. Both
O'odham and Western Pueblo oral traditions indicate that some Hohokam
groups may have left the Salt-Gila River Basin after disastrous floods
and social upheaval. These groups traveled north and east, possibly to
be assimilated by the Hopi and Zuni. These ties are reflected in some
of the traditional ceremonies maintained as part of the annual
ceremonial cycle.
     The evidence suggests that the Hopi and Zuni are also culturally
affiliated with the Hohokam. Their ancestors had trade relationships
and other likely interactions with the Hohokam, similar to those found
between groups in the early historic period. Hopi and Zuni oral
traditions indicate that segments of the prehistoric Hohokam population
migrated to the areas occupied by the Hopi and Zuni and were
assimilated into the resident populations.
     Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Reclamation have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of a
minimum of 480 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of
the Bureau of Reclamation also have determined that the 3,206 items
listed 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. Lastly, officials of the Bureau of Reclamation
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 associated funerary
objects and the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Ak-Chin Indian
Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona;
Tohono O'odham

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Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New
Mexico.
    This notice has been sent to the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the
Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, Arizona; Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the
Chemehuevi Indian Reservation, California; Cocopah Tribe of Arizona;
Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation,
Arizona and California; Fort McDowell Mohave-Apache Community of the
Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, Arizona; Fort Mohave Indian Tribe of
Arizona, California & Nevada; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila
River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Pascua Yaqui
Tribe of Arizona; Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation,
California & Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the
Salt River Reservation, Arizona; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San
Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'Odham Nation of Arizona; Tonto
Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache
Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian
Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai
Reservation, Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New
Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself
to be culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated
funerary objects should contact in writing Jon Czaplicki or Bruce
Ellis, Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, P.O. Box 81169,
Phoenix, AZ 85069-1169, telephone (602) 216-3862, before March 29,
2002. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects
to the Ak-Chin Indian Community of the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation,
Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian
Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa
Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O'odham
Nation of Arizona; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New
Mexico may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
forward.

    Dated: January 25, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-4580 Filed 2-26-02; 8:45 am]
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