Artifacts that are collected during survey are returned to CDC’s laboratory for inspection. Those artifacts that are collected from an archaeological site are cleaned, cataloged, and analyzed. The information collected from these artifacts is then used to formulate or support CDC’s project recommendation. If the artifacts are not part of an archaeological site, they are either discarded or returned to the landowner (as requested). If the artifacts are part of an archaeological site, they may be prepared for curation with either a museum, a local historical society, or another long-term curation facility.