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

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

Inquire about in-person presentations by archaeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

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

Historical Essay

First Peoples

Learn about the Paleo-Indians who first inhabited the Wisconsin territory and the archaeological excavations that have revealed their culture.

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

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

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

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

Underwater Archaeology

Learn about why there were so many shipwrecks in the 1800s off Wisconsin's shores.

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

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

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.

Use the interactive web-feature, The Mammoth Mystery, to teach students about Wisconsin archaeology, Paleo Indians, and the Kenosha County Mammoth

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

Organizational Description

About the Museum Archaeology Program (MAP)

Learn about the history, outreach and services of the Society's Museum Archaeology Program.
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