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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.

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

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

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

Guide or Instruction

Survey Manual

Find guidance for undertaking architectural and historical surveys in Wisconsin.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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

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

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

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.

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

Form or Application

Archaeology Site Forms

Find information for completing Wisconsin archaeological site forms.

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

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.

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

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

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.

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