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Wisconsin Archaeological Organizations

  • Central Wisconsin Archaeological Society Stevens Point - Wausau Area
    Meets monthly during the academic year. Offers field trips and volunteer fieldwork opportunities. Call Rod Riggs at UW-Stevens Point (715) 346-4888.
  • Charles E. Brown Archaeological Society South-Central Wisconsin
    Meets monthly at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison during the academic year. Offers field trips and volunteer fieldwork opportunities to the public. Contact Amy Rosebrough at the Society to join.
  • Cultural Landscape Legacies
    Cultural Landscape Legacies is a non-profit organization located in Muscoda, Wisconsin. Its goals include education, protection and preservation of the cultural heritage of the indigenous people of the upper Midwest. CLL offers volunteer and fieldwork opportunities and it meets quarterly, (second Friday of January, April, July, and October). Visit the Cultural Landscape Legacies website for more information or contact the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board at 608-739-3188 or 1-800-221-3792.
  • Friends of Aztalan State Park
    P.O. Box 885, Lake Mills, WI 53551
    The Friends of Aztalan State Park is a volunteer membership organization that works to preserve Aztalan State Park through public education, outreach and maintenance actovities. It sponsors a variety of events throughout the year and has brought a new dynamism to the preservation of one of Wisconsin' premiere heritage sites (414) 648-8774.
  • Kenosha Archaeological Society
    Call Dan Joyce at the Kenosha Public Museum (262)653-4140 to join.
  • Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center
    La Crosse area. Non-profit organization with a focus on public education. Offers field trips, volunteer opportunities, and an annual Artifact Show. Meets semiannually. Contact MVAC at (608) 785-8463.
  • Northern Lakes Archaeological Society
    Superior - Duluth Area.
  • Robert Ritzenthaler Chapter, Wisconsin Archaeological Society Oshkosh Area
    Meets monthly during the academic year. Contact Dr. Jeff Behm at the UW-Oshkosh 920-424-1365 to join.
  • Rock River Archaeological Society
    Meets monthly during the academic year at DNR headquarters in Horicon. Call Bill Volkert at (920) 387-7877.
  • Three Rivers Archaeological Society (TRAS)
    Meets the second Monday of every month except July and August at Godfrey Anthropology Building, Room 102, on the campus of Beloit College. The group is associated with the Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology and plans to seek affiliation with the Wisconsin Archeological Society. The Logan Museum of Anthropology hosts the monthly meetings. TRAS sponsors lectures, field trips, and opportunities to participate in archaeological field and lab work. The main focus of TRAS is the archaeology of the Wisconsin-Illinois stateline area, although lectures cover archaeology from around the world. For more information on monthly meetings, check the Logan Museum of Anthropology website or call the Logan Museum at
  • Wisconsin Archeological Society
    Milwaukee Area. Meets monthly during the academic year on the UW-Milwaukee campus and puts out journal "The Wisconsin Archeologist."
  • Wisconsin Rock Art Association
    Deals with preservation and documentation of ancient rock art. Offers volunteer fieldwork opportunities. Call Cindi Stiles a the Nicolet National Forest (715) 369-3248 to join.

For more information on how to get involved in Wisconsin archaeology, contact the Office of the State Archaeologist.


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