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The Public Archaeology Facility (PAF), a research center at Binghamton University, will sponsor an event from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, starting at the University’s Downtown Center during the Gorgeous Washington Street Association’s First Friday Art Walk. Binghamton’s archaeological heritage will be presented in Touring Binghamton’s Past, a guided walking tour that will take people on a journey that starts more than 5,000 years ago when early Native Americans lived at the confluence of the two rivers. The journey continues through Binghamton’s early historic settlement, Canal Era, and beyond. The tour is based on PAF’s web-based Smart Phone tour of downtown Binghamton using PAF’s 25-plus years of research within the city. Smart Phones and tablets are not necessary to participate in the guided tour. The tour will begin in the lobby of the Downtown Center at 6:15 p.m. and will return to the lobby at 7:30 p.m. The Center’s lobby will also house digital presentations of archaeological research in Binghamton, a permanent exhibition of artifacts and commemorative heritage installations.