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A Guide for Archaeologists

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

Your Rights Under Wisconsin State Law

Are you unhappy about a decision to move or protect a human burial site? Find out the process to request an appeal.

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

Want to know if there might be cemetery or Native American mound group on your property? The Society may have the answer

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

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

For Properties with Burial Sites

Learn the steps to nagivate the application process to get a tax exemption under Wisconsin burial sites law.

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

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

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

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

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

Learn more about this list of known human burial sites in Wisconsin.

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.

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

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

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

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

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