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Repatriation and NAGPRA Compliance
Arizona State Museum's Repatriation Office manages one of the most active repatriation programs in the country, complying with federal law and administering the statutes pertaining to human remains and associated objects encountered on state and private land in Arizona (A.R.S. § 41-844 and § 41-865, respectively).
Repatriation totals 1986 to date:
- 122 Federal Register Notices Published
- 76 Repatriations Completed
- 17 Native American Tribes, 1 foreign government (Costa Rica), 1 other group (Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson)
- 3,164 Sets of Human Remains
- 62,861 Funerary Objects
- 11 Sacred Objects (SOs)
- 224 Objects of Cultural Patrimony (OCPs)
- 110 Items considered both SOs and OCPs
Cristin Lucas, M.A.
Assistant Repatriation Coordinator
Arizona State Museum / University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210026
Tucson, AZ 85721-0026
James T. Watson, Ph.D.
Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology