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

A list of resources for professionals recommended by the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

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

A list of resources for professionals recommended by the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

A Guide for Public Archeology in Wisconsin

Download the Wisconsin Archeological Survey Guidelines.

General Information

Wisconsin Supplementary Manual

For Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

Find guidance for preparing a typical Wisconsin nomination to the State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

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

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

Form or Application

Archaeology Site Forms

Find information for completing Wisconsin archaeology site forms.

Download the Wisconsin Historical Society and DOT Determination of Eligibility Form.

Find contact information for Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO).

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

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

Download the public land permit required to conduct archaeology on all non-federal public land in Wisconsin.

Learn who serves on the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board and when they meet.

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.

Guide or Instruction

Survey Manual

Find guidance for undertaking architectural and historical surveys in Wisconsin.

Working Within the Boundaries of Cemeteries and Mound Groups

Do you need to disturb a cemetery or mound group? Planning to build, plant, or work in a cemetery or Native American mound group? Read this first.

See the most current list of intensive architectural surveys completed in Wisconsin.
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