FR Doc 2010-27919[Federal Register: November 4, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 213)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Anthropological Studies Center, 
Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, Rohnert 
Park, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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    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 in the possession of the 
Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological Collections Facility, 
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. The human remains were 
removed from Mendocino 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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Anthropological Studies Center professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley 
Reservation, California.
    In January 1982, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Diamond H. Ranch Site 2 (CA-
MEN-164), in Mendocino County, CA. The human remains were collected 
from a prehistoric feature exposed in a road cut bank during a surface 
survey for the Diamond H. Ranch Biomass Generating Plant. This 
collection, curated under the accession number 82-01, represents 
results of the survey of CA-MEN-164, near the town of Covelo, Mendocino 
County, CA. The collection has been housed at the Anthropological 
Studies Center since it was accessioned in 1982. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Analysis of the artifacts found at site CA-MEN-164 indicates a 
probable occupation between A.D. 1500 and 1856. Although the exact age 
and identity of the individual is unknown, more likely than not, the 
human remains fall within the period indicated above and are Native 
American. Ethnographic documents indicate CA-MEN-164 was located within 
the territory of the Ukomno'm division of the Yuki. Ethnographic 
accounts and information provided by representatives of the Round 
Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California, 
demonstrate cultural affiliation with the human remains, as the Round 
Valley Indian Tribes are composed of descendants of the Yuki, Concow 
Maidu, Little Lake and other Pomo, Nomlaki, Cahto, Wailaki and Pit 
River peoples.
    Officials of the Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological 
Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, have determined, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Lastly, officials of the Anthropological Studies Center, 
Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, have 
determined, 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 the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round 
Valley Reservation, California.
    Representatives of any other Indian Tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Erica 
Gibson, NAGPRA

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Project Coordinator, Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological 
Collections Facility, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, 
telephone (707) 664-2015, before December 6, 2010. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley 
Reservation, California, may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Anthropological Studies Center, Archaeological Collections 
Facility, Sonoma State University, is responsible for notifying the 
Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California, 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 29, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-27919 Filed 11-3-10; 8:45 am]
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