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

Organizational Description

About the State Archaeology Program

Learn how the State Archaeology Program serves the public.

Underwater Archaeology

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

Learn about how archaeologist explore underwater shipwrecks

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

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

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

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

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

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

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

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

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

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

Organizational Description

About the Museum Archaeology Program (MAP)

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

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

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

Historical Essay

First Peoples

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

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