If you discover bone suspected to be human, immediately notify the Burial Sites Preservation Office in Madison, Wisconsin at 1 (800) 342-7834. If you receive voice mail, leave a detailed message including a phone number where you can be reached. Messages are monitored on a daily basis (except Sunday).
After leaving your message, call the local police or Sheriff's Department, relate your findings, and request that the area be secured until the discovery can be evaluated by a trained archeologist.
DO NOT disturb or investigate the discovery.
DO NOT collect the remains.
STOP all construction or excavation activities.
Laws to be aware of...
s. 157.70 (2r)... "no person may intentionally cause or permit the disturbance of a burial site."
s. 157.70 (3)(a) Unless of forensic interest, "...a person shall immediately notify the director if the person knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that a burial site...is being disturbed or may be disturbed..."
s. 157.70(10) provides financial penalties for both failing to report a burial site disturbance and/or disturbing a burial without authorization from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.