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

Learn about the state and federal laws that protect burial sites, Native American mounds, and other places where human remains are buried.

Learn about the benefits of cataloging a human burial site, from property tax exemptions to membership on the Registry of Interested Persons.

Who are the Board members and what do they do? Find out here.

What You Can Do

Do you want to know how to protect a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn several ways to preserve cemeteries and Native American mounds.

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

Learn how this landowner turned burial sites on his land into an asset.

Learn how cataloged human burial sites in Wisconsin are given greater protection under Wisconsin State Law

What to do if You Think a Cemetery is Not Being Properly Maintained

Are you concered about an overgrown or neglected cemetery? Learn what you can do to help.

Who They Are and How to Join

Do you have an interest in protecting a particular cemetery or type of burial site? Learn why you should apply for the Registry of Interested Persons.

What laws affect home burial? Read this before you create a burial site on private property.

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

What to do if you notice a human burial site being destroyed or damaged.

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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