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

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

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

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

Underwater Archaeology

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

Historical Essay

First Peoples

The History of Paleo-Indians in Wisconsin

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

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

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

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

Geologist, Archaeologist, and Soldier

Brief biography of Charles Whittlesey (1808 - 1886).

Organizational Description

About the Museum Archaeology Program (MAP)

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

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

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

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

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

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

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

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