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For Properties with Human Burial Sites

Do you own a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn about your rights and responsibilities under state law.

Learn what the standards and expectations are for archaeologists working within Wisconsin's human burial sites.

Don't panic! Stop what you are doing and read this article. The Wisconsin Historical Society can help.

What steps should you take to research burial sites prior to conducting a field project? Read more to find out.

Learn about current Wisconsin Historical Society guidelines for the documentation of human burial sites.

Want to know if there might be cemetery or Native American mound group on your property? The Society may have the answer

What to do if You Think a Cemetery is Not Being Properly Maintained

Are you concered about an overgrown or neglected cemetery? Learn what you can do to help.

A Guide for Archaeologists

Ensure you are complying with Wisconsin's burial sites laws.

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

Who They Are and How to Join

Do you have an interest in protecting a particular cemetery or type of burial site? Learn why you should apply for the Registry of Interested Persons.

Who are the Board members and what do they do? Find out here.

Learn how this landowner turned burial sites on his land into an asset.

Learn about the benefits of cataloging a human burial site, from property tax exemptions to membership on the Registry of Interested Persons.

Learn more about this list of known human burial sites in Wisconsin.

Read this information before planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group.

Your Rights Under Wisconsin State Law

Are you unhappy about a decision to move or protect a human burial site? Find out the process to request an appeal.

Learn about the state and federal laws that protect burial sites, Native American mounds, and other places where human remains are buried.

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.

Learn how this landowner handled the discovery of human remains on her property.

What to do if you notice a human burial site being destroyed or damaged.
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