The State Archeology Office acts as a repository for collections from Nebraska archeological sites. In addition to storing its own state archeological collections, the SAO maintains a large repository of artifact collections belonging to various federal agencies. The SAO also manages archeological records, including all forms, inventories, maps, notes, and photographs from sites and surveys submitted within the state.
Incoming collections are processed and analyzed in the archeology laboratory at the SAO prior to storage. Archeological collections are stored in a secure, climate-controlled environment on space-saver units.