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

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

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.

A Guide for Public Archeology in Wisconsin

Download the Wisconsin Archeological Survey Guidelines.

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

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

Form or Application

Archaeology Site Forms

Find information for completing Wisconsin archaeology site forms.

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.

Instructions for consultants requesting consideration for federally funded subgrant projects.

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

Download the public land permit required to conduct archaeology on all non-federal public land in Wisconsin.

A list of resources for professionals recommended by the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

A list of resources for professionals recommended by the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History.

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

Guide or Instruction

Survey Manual

Find guidance for undertaking architectural and historical surveys in Wisconsin.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

Find contact information for Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO).

Submit this form for placement on the Wisconsin list of professional archaeologists.
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