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

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

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

A Guide for Public Archeology in Wisconsin

Download the Wisconsin Archeological Survey Guidelines.

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

These consultants are available to help you research historic buildings and archaeological sites.

Guide or Instruction

Survey Manual

Find guidance for undertaking architectural and historical surveys in Wisconsin.

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.

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

Form or Application

Archaeology Site Forms

Find information for completing Wisconsin archaeological site forms.

Learn how archaeologists request approval from the Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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

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

Submit this form for placement on the Wisconsin list of professional archaeologists.

Instructions for consultants requesting consideration for federally funded subgrant projects.

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.

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