MacArthur Elementary School sits right by an archaeological site along the Vestal Parkway.
So when Nina Versaggi was enlisted to check the property for remnants of prehistoric settlements — part of the process in the potential rebuilding of the flood-ravaged school — she assumed there would be something there.
Versaggi, the director of Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility, was right.
“We found hundreds of byproducts of toolmaking,” she said. “But no actual tools.”