[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 211 (Thursday, October 31, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65361-65362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25971]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14169; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Center for Archaeological 
Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Center for Archaeological Research at the University of 
Texas at San Antonio has completed an inventory of human remains, in 
consultation with the appropriate Native Hawaiian organizations, and 
has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and present-day Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal 
descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of 
these human remains should submit a written request to the Center for 
Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. If 
no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains to the Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may 
proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to the Center for 
Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio at 
the address in this notice by December 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Cynthia Munoz, Center for Archaeological Research, 1 UTSA 
Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, telephone (210) 458-4394.

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 under 
the control of the Center for Archaeological Research at the University 
of Texas at San Antonio. The human remains were removed from an unknown 
location in Hawaii.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Center 
for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Kia'i 
K[amacr]n[amacr]wai Compliance Enforcement Office of Hawaiian Affairs 
of Oahu, Hawaii.

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime between 1940 and 1960, human remains representing two 
individuals were removed by an U.S. Air Force airman from an unknown 
location in Hawaii, likely on the island of Oahu. The airman reportedly 
found the remains eroding from the sand on the beach and subsequently 
brought the remains to his home in San Antonio, TX. The human remains 
consist of two complete skulls, one probably male and one probably 
female, both adults. After the airman died, his son found the remains 
and donated them to the Center for Archaeological Research at the 
University of Texas at San Antonio. Documentation with the remains 
states the remains were removed from a ``Hawaii hotel site.'' No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The geographic context suggests that the remains are of Native 
Hawaiian affiliation. The teeth of both individuals are worn, 
suggesting a diet containing abrasives, likely associated with 
archaeological remains. Given the absence of associated objects, it is 
not possible to ascribe tribal affiliation.

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Determinations Made by the Center for Archaeological Research at the 
University of Texas at San Antonio

    Officials of the Center for Archaeological Research at the 
University of Texas at San Antonio 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(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and Kia'i K[amacr]n[amacr]wai Compliance 
Enforcement Office of Hawaiian Affairs of Oahu, Hawaii

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to Cynthia Munoz, 
Center for Archaeological Research, 1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 
78249, telephone (210) 458-4394, by December 2, 2013. After that date, 
if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of 
the human remains to Kia'i K[amacr]n[amacr]wai Compliance Enforcement 
Office of Hawaiian Affairs of Oahu, Hawaii may proceed.
    The Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas 
at San Antonio is responsible for notifying the Kia'i 
K[amacr]n[amacr]wai Compliance Enforcement Office of Hawaiian Affairs 
of Oahu, Hawaii that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 23, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-25971 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]
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