Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2011
M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2008
M.S. Industrial Archaeology, Michigan Tech, 2005
B.A., Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 2004


2019 – Present, Lecturer, University of Central Florida
2017 – 2019, Visiting Lecturer, University of Central Florida
2014 – Present, Principal Investigator, Digital Heritage Interactive LLC
2015 – 2017, Geospatial Services Group Leader, SEARCH Inc.
2011 – 2015, Assistant Professor, Monmouth University


Archaeology; digital methods; geospatial technologies; landscape; memory; power; Florida; Caribbean


Charles H. Fairbanks Archaeology Award, 2011
Elizabeth Eddy Applied Anthropology Award, 2011
Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award, 2010
Phi Beta Kappa, 2004


González-Tennant, Edward. 2018. The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. University Press of Florida.


González-Tennant, Edward. In Press. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Archaeology. Oxford Bibliographies.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2018. Anarchism, Decolonization, and Collaborative Archaeology. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 5(2):238-244.

Flexner, James and González-Tennant, Edward. 2018. Introduction to the Anarchy and Archaeology Forum. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 5(2):213-219.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2016. Recent Directions and Future Developments in Geographic Information Systems for Historical Archaeology. Historical Archaeology 50(4):24-49.

González-Tennant, Edward and Diana González-Tennant. 2016. The Practice and Theory of New Heritage for Historical Archaeology. Historical Archaeology: Special Themed Volume on Landscape 50(1):186-203.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2014. The “Color” of Heritage: Decolonizing Collaborative Archaeology in the Caribbean. Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage. 3(1):26-50.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. New Heritage and Dark Tourism: A Mixed Methods Approach to Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida. Heritage and Society 6(1):62-88.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2012. Intersectional Violence, New Media, and the 1923 Rosewood Pogrom. Fire: The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies 1(2):64-110.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2011. Creating a Diasporic Archaeology of Chinese Migration: Tentative Steps across Four Continents. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 15(3):509-532.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Using Geodatabases to Generate “Living Documents” for Archaeology: A Case Study from the Otago Goldfields, New Zealand. Historical Archaeology 43(3):20-37.

Tennant, Edward W. 2007. A Sample Geodatabase Structure for Managing Archaeological Data and Resources with ArcGIS. Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology 2:12-23.

Tennant, Edward W. and Peter Bristow. 2004. Mapping Nenthorn: Taking Advantage of Emerging GPS and GIS Technologies. Archaeology in New Zealand, 47(3), 203-214.


González-Tennant, Edward. In Press. The Rosewood Heritage & VR Project: Engaging Difficult Histories with Digital Technologies. In Museum Media(ting): Emerging Technologies and Difficult Heritage, edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Antigone Heraclidou, and Alexandra Bounia. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2020. Geographic Information Systems in Historical Archaeology. In The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology, edited by Charles E. Orser, Andres Zarankin, Pedro Funari, Susan Lawrence, and James Symonds, pp. xxx-xxx. New York City: Routledge.

González-Tennant, Edward, and Diana González-Tennant. 2019. Caribbean Heritage in 3D: New Heritage and Historical Archaeology in Nevis, West Indies. Historical Archaeologies in the Caribbean: Contextualizing Sites through Colonialism, Capitalism, and Globalism, edited by Todd M. Ahlman and Gerald E. Schroedl, pp. 169-187. University of Alabama Press.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2017. The Virtual Museum of Human Evolution: Simulation and Physical Anthropology. In Gaming Anthropology: A Sourcebook from #AnthropologyCon, edited by Samuel Gerald Collins, Joseph Dumit, Matthew Durington, Edward González-Tennant, Krista Harper, Marc Lorenc, Nick Mizer, and Anastasia Salter. American Anthropological Association.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2017. Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Technologies for an Engaged Anthropological Pedagogy. In Deep Stories: Practicing, Teaching, and Learning Anthropology with Digital Storytelling, edited by Aaron Thornburg and Mariela Nunez-Janes, pp. 152-169. De Gruyter Open. [Open Access]

González-Tennant, Edward. 2016. Hate Sits in Places: Folk Knowledge and the Power of Place in Rosewood, Florida. In Excavating Memory: Material Culture Approaches to Sites of Remembering and Forgetting edited by Maria T. Starzmann and John R. Roby, pp. 218-241. University Press of Florida.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2015. Resurrecting Rosewood: New Heritage as Applied Visual Anthropology. In Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action, edited by Aline Gubrium, Krista Harper, Marty Otanez, and Phillip Vannini, pp. 163-177. AltaMira Press.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2011. Using Geodatabases to Generate “Living Documents” for Archaeology: A Case Study from the Otago Goldfields, New Zealand. In Perspectives from Historical Archaeology: Revealing Landscapes edited by Christopher C. Fennell, pp. 116-133. Society for Historical Archaeology Press. [Reprint of 2009 Historical Archaeology article]

González-Tennant, Edward. 2007. オタゴ に 置ける 中国人 の歴史 (Otago ni okeru chuugokujin no rekishi – The History of the Chinese in Otago). In Comparative Research on Otago and Tsugaru: History, Literature and Music (In Japanese) edited by Dr. Nanyan Guo, pp. 157-172. Hirosaki University Press.


González-Tennant, Edward. 2016.  Archaeological Walking Simulators. SAA Archaeological Record 15(4):23-28.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. The Undead Liven Up the Classroom. ArcUser Magazine Summer 2013:64-66.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. Community Centered Praxis in Conflict Archaeology: Creating an Archaeology of Redress with the 1923 Race Riot in Rosewood, Florida. SAA Archaeological Record 10(4):46-49.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. Census Data and Property Records: An Alternative Archaeology of Rosewood. Anthropology News 51(5):26.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. Virtual Archaeology and Digital Storytelling: A Report from Rosewood, Florida. African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter, September:1-27.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Modern Slavery and Student Activism. Anthropology News 50(7):60-61.

Davidson, James M. and Edward González-Tennant. 2008. A Potential Archaeology of Rosewood, Florida: The Process of Remembering a Community and a Tragedy. SAA Archaeological Record 8(1):13-16.


González-Tennant, Edward. In Press. Review of Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology, Sara E. Price and Philip J. Carr, editors. Southeastern Archaeology.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2016. Review of The Archaeology of Asian Transnationalism, Douglas E. Ross, author. Historical Archaeology 50(4):133-135.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. Review of The Archaeology of Antislavery Resistance, Terrance M. Weik, author. Historical Archaeology 47(2):189-190.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2011. Review of Georeferencing: The Geographic Associations of Information, Linda L. Hill, author. The Information Society 27(5):348-349.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2010. Review of Sàngó in Africa and the African Diaspora, Joel E. Tishken, Tóyìn Fálolá, and Akíntúndé Akínyemí, editors. Historical Archaeology44(4):178-179.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Review of Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History, Frederik H. Smith, author. Southeastern Archaeology 28(2):278-280.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Review of Beyond Chinatown: New Chinese Migration and the Global Expansion of China, Mette Thuno, editor. Journal of Chinese Overseas 5(1):223-225.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2009. Review of Surface Collection: Archaeological Travels in Southeast Asia, Dennis Byrne, author. Historical Archaeology 43(2):152-153.


Public Talk on Recently Published UPF Book, The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. Time Sifters Archaeology Society, Selby Library, Bradenton, November 14, 2018.

Public Talk on Recently Published UPF Book, The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. Central Florida Anthropological Society, Winter Park Public Library, April 16, 2018.

Public Talk on Recently Published UPF Book, The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. Cedar Key Public Library, Cedar Key, Florida. February 10, 2018.

Digital Archaeology and Social Justice: New Media’s Role in Sharing the Past with the Present. Hominids Anonymous, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. April 12, 2017.

Digital Technologies for Cultural Resources Management. New South Associates, Stone Mountain, Georgia. March 10, 2017.

Digital Archaeology and the Destruction of Rosewood, Florida. Southwest Florida Archaeological Society, Ft. Myers, Florida. February 15, 2017.

The Future of the Past: How Virtual Technologies are Changing Archaeology. Time Sifters Archaeology Society, Sarasota, Florida. October 21, 2015.

Digital Archaeology and Difficult Heritage: New Research in Rosewood, Florida. St. Augustine Archaeological Association, St. Augustine, Florida. October 6, 2015.

Racial Violence, Social Memory, and Historical Archaeology in Rosewood, Florida. Western Michigan University, Department of Anthropology, February 25, 2015.

Virtual Archaeology and Difficult Heritage: Digital Reconstructions of Rosewood, Florida. Cedar Key Public Library, Levy County, Florida. March 22, 2014.

Digital Archaeology and Dark Tourism: A Mixed Methods Approach to Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida. Montclair State University, New Jersey, February 6, 2014.

Violence, Memory, and New Heritage: Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida. University of South Florida – St. Petersburg, November 7, 2013.

Intersectional Violence and the 1923 Rosewood Pogrom: A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Historical Disenfranchisement. Columbia University, October 18, 2012.

Reversing the Gaze: Global Capitalism, Intersectional Violence, and Social Inequality in Modern America. Institute for Global Understanding’s Faculty Fellows Symposium, Monmouth University, September 21, 2012.

New Archaeological Perspectives on Violence and Inequality: Engaging the 1923 Rosewood Race Riot in Historical Context. Illinois State Museum, Marvin J and Thomas Leo Likes Memorial Lecture Series, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, June 29, 2011.

Violence, Virtual Archaeology, and Digital Storytelling in Rosewood, Florida. Central Florida Anthropological Society, February Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 17, 2011.

Rosewood Resurrected: Digitally Exploring an Historic African American Community from North Florida. African American Studies Program Brown Bag Series, University of Florida, February 10, 2011.

The Lawrence Chinese Camp on the World Stage: A Case Study of Otago’s Internationally-Unique Heritage. Annual General Meeting of the Central Otago Chapter of New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Alexandria, New Zealand, September 6, 2008.


Memory Sits in Ruined Places: Atsena Otie and the 1896 Hurricane that Inflected Its History. Florida Anthropological Society meetings, Crystal River, FL. 2019. Second author with Dr. Kenneth Sassaman, additional authors in order include Diana Gonzalez-Tennant and Ginessa Mahar. Sympathetic Archaeology: Reflections on a Decade of Public Engagement in Rosewood, Florida. Florida Anthropological Society meetings, St. Petersburg, FL. 2018.

A Second Life for the Alt-Right: Uses of Conservative Material Culture in Online Spaces. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, New Orleans, 2018.

The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence. New Direction Conference, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. March 23, 2017.

Video Games & Archaeology: History, Trends, and Future Directions. THATCamp UCF. February 25, 2017.

Building an Anarchist Historical Archaeological Theory. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Houston, 2017.

Media Ecology, Video Games, and the Emerging Role of Virtual Reality in Archaeological Interpretation. Modeling Culture Conference, UC Santa Cruz, California. April 1, 2016.

Cyberfeminism, Virtual Worlds, and the Feminization of Digital Archaeology.  Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, 2016.

“An American Dilemma”: The Archaeology of Race Riots Past, Present, and Future. Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, DC., 2016.

Anarchy, Archaeology, and Collaborative Heritage. Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, 2015.

One Artifact, Multiple Interpretations: Postcolonial Archaeology and the Analysis of Chinese Coins.Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, 2015.

Discussant – Archaeologies of Removal, session organized by Dr. Terrance Weik. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Quebec City, 2014.

Questions, Methods, and Interpretations that Count: Reflections on Collaborative Archaeology in Nevis, West Indies. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Quebec City, 2014.

Black and Yellow: Thoughts on Crossing a Different Color Line in the American Southeast. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Quebec City, 2014.

Military Sites and Social History: The Fort Charles Archaeological Project in Nevis, West Indies. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Quebec City, 2014.

An Archaeology Of Intersectional Violence: The 1923 Rosewood Pogrom In Historical Perspective. American Anthropological Association meetings, Chicago. 2013.

The Archaeology of Racially-Charged Collective Violence. Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, Florida. 2013

New Heritage and Dark Tourism: A Mixed Methods Approach to Social Justice in Rosewood, Florida. Society for American Archaeology meetings, Honolulu. 2013.

Intersectional Violence and Documentary Archaeology in Rosewood, Florida. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Leicester, England. 2013.

Discussant – Modern Technology, Past Culture: Emerging Effects of Information Technologies on Archaeological Practice. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Leicester, England, 2013.

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Techniques for an Engaged Anthropological Pedagogy. American Anthropological Association meetings, San Francisco, 2012. First author with Clarence C. Gravlee (University of Florida).

Discussant – Borders and Crossings by Land, Sea, and Air: Geospatial Advances in Anthropological Research. American Anthropological meetings, San Francisco, 2012.

Dark Tourism, Social Justice Education, and Virtual Archaeology. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Baltimore, Maryland. 2012.

The ‘Ghost Town’ and the Diaspora: Landscape Anxiety, Community Trauma, and Social Memory in Rosewood, Florida. American Anthropological Association meetings, New Orleans. 2010.

Pirate Philosophy, Counter-Mapping, and Post-Racial Protest. American Anthropological Association meetings, Philadelphia. 2009.

Anarchism, Ethics, and Pedagogy in Engaged Archaeology. Radical Archaeological Theory Symposium, SUNY Binghamton. 2009.

Panel Member – Many Archaeologies for Many Publics: Situating Public Archaeology Then, Now, And in the Future. Society for Historic Archaeology meetings, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2008.

Discussant – Placemaking: New Information Technologies and Community-Based Collaboration in Historical Archaeology. Society for Historic Archaeology meetings, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2008

Imperial Scholarship in Historical Archaeology: What Critical Race Praxis can do for/with Research into the Chinese Diaspora. American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington, D.C. 2007

Is This the 21st Century? What the Ethnoarchaeology of the Nineteenth Century Chinese Diaspora can do for Today’s Hidden Slaves. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings, Colonial Williamsburg. 2007.


González-Tennant, Edward. 2017. Community of Royal Cultural Resources Assessment Survey (CRAS). Report prepared by Digital Heritage Interactive, LLC for the Florida Division Historical Resources in partial fulfillment of Grant S1731.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2013. The Nevisian Heritage Survey Project (NHSP) Year One: Documentation of Saddle Hill Fortifications. Report for the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society, Nevis, West Indies.

González‐Tennant, Edward. 2012. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cultural Anthropology: A Practical Introduction and Workbook. 90+ page document prepared for the 2012 AAA GIS workshop in San Francisco, California.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2011. The Mission San Luis Geographic Information System (MSL-GIS): An Instructional Guide for Organizing and Analyzing Archaeological Material. Internal document for Mission San Luis State Park, Tallahassee, Florida.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2007. Using the En Bas Saline (EBS) GIS. Internal Document for the Florida Museum of Natural History.

González-Tennant, Edward. 2006. The Fountain of Youth (FOY) GIS: An Instructional Guide for Organizing and Analyzing Archaeological Materials from North America’s First European Settlement. Internal Document for the Florida Museum of Natural History.


To Remember Rosewood, An Effort To Turn Its Last House Into a Museum. Radio Interview with WBUR’s Here & Now, NPR’s 3rd Largest Daily Radio Program. June 25, 2018

The Last House in Rosewood. Written for the Tampa Bay Times by Lane DeGregory. June 6, 2018.

Remembering Rosewood. Written for The Gainesville Sun by Andrew Caplan. May 26, 2018.

Zombies 101? Monmouth University Joins Colleges Offering Courses on the Undead. Written for The Washington Post, by Kelly Heyboer and picked up by the Associated Press. November 18, 2013.

Overseas Team Doing Archeaological Work at Fort Charles. Radio Interview with Andre Huie for Winn FM 98.9, St Kitts, West Indies.

Archeologist says Saddle Hill can be an International Heritage Site. Written for NewsLink Newspaper by Pauline Ngunjiri. June 15, 2012.

Degrees of Excellence. Written for Florida: Magazine of the Gator Nation by Sarah L. Stewart. February 24, 2011.

Rosewood Reincarnated. Written for St. Petersburg Times by Jon Wilson. February 13, 2011.

Rosewood: Rising from the Ashes. Written for Forum: Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council by Jon Wilson. Spring, 2011.

UF Anthropologist Creates Website to Educate, Foster Discussion on Racism. Written for Chiefland Citizen by Mark Scohier. January 7, 2011.

US Researcher to Talk about Otago Study. Written for Otago Daily Times by Rosie Manins. August 30, 2008.


AnthropologyCon: Games in/of Anthropology. American Anthropological Association meetings. 2018 (Washington D.C.).

Digital Heritage Workshop. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings. 2017 (Houston).

Oral History Workshop. Society for Historical Archaeology meetings. 2014 (Quebec City).

Geospatial Analysis for Cultural Anthropology. American Anthropological Association meetings. Offered annually beginning in 2012 (San Francisco), renewed for 2013 (Chicago).

Counter-Mapping Workshop. A 4 hour workshop exploring open source GIS software for community mapping. Offered at Gainesville, Florida’s Civic Media Center in February 2009.


Edward González-Tennant. 2010. Remembering Rosewood. Digital documentary created as part of dissertation research. <>


Small Matching Grant, Florida Division of Historical Resources, US$45,000, 2018-2019.
Quality Enhancement Plan Grant, UCF, $10,000, 2018-2020.
Grant-in-Aid for Creativity, Monmouth University, US$1,000, 2013.
Monmouth University Professional Travel Grants, US$4,000, 2011-2013
Charles H. Fairbanks Archaeology Scholarship, US$1,000, 2011
Elizabeth Eddy Doctoral Award in Applied Anthropology, US$11,000, 2011
HASTAC Scholars Grant, US$300, 2009
New Zealand PhD Research Fellowship, NZ$60,000, 2008
Ed & Judy Jelks Travel Grant, US$500 , 2006
Tinker Field Research Grant, University of Florida US$1,330, 2006
CLAS Travel Grant, University of Florida US$450, 2006
Doughty Research Grant, University of Florida, US$1,000, 2006
Grinter Graduate School Fellowship, University of Florida, US$6,000, 2006
SILO Sponsored Undergraduate Research Fellowship, US$2,550, 2004
Fulbright Study Abroad Scholarship, US$15,000, 2002-2003
SILO Sponsored Undergraduate Research Fellowship, US$1,850, 2001


Director, Rosewood and Sumner Archaeological Project, Florida. 2018-2019.
Director, Fort Charles Archaeological Project, Nevis, West Indies. 2013 – 2015.
Director, Rosewood Heritage Project, Levy County, Florida. 2009 – 2011.
Director, Saddle Hill Archaeological Project, Nevis, West Indies. 2012.
Crew Chief, Nevis Archaeological Field School. Project Director: Dr. Marco Meniketti, San Jose State University. 2009.
Public Archaeology Lab Instructor, University of Otago, New Zealand. 2008.
Crew Chief, Nevis Archaeological Field School. Project Director: Dr. Marco Meniketti, San Jose State University. 2007.
Visiting Scholar, University of Montana Field Schools. Project Director: Dr. Kelly Dixon, University of Montana. 2007.
Visiting Scholar, Kingsley Plantation Archaeological Field School. Project Director: Dr. James M. Davidson, University of Florida. 2006 & 2007.
Visiting Scholar, Fountain of Youth Field School, St. Augustine, Fl. Project Director: Dr. Kathleen Deagan, Florida Museum of Natural History. 2005.
Survey and Mapping Specialist, International Field Course in Arctic Industrial Heritage, Collaboration with Swedish Polar Research Institute, Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, and Michigan Technological University. 2004.
Independent Researcher, New Zealand Chinese, Otago Region, NZ. 2002-2003.
Independent Researcher, Magnetic Fraction Studies in Van Hollow, Arkansas. 2002.
Student, University of Arkansas Archaeology Field School, Director: Dr. George Sabo. 2001.


For recent consulting work, please visit Digital Heritage Interactive LLC.

Create Virtual World Environment of Raritan Landing, Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Contracted by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission. 2013.

Design archaeological geodatabase and geographic information system (GIS) for Mission San Luis Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Supervisor: Dr. Bonnie McEwan. 2011.

Design archaeological geodatabase and geographic information systems (GIS) for Fountain of Youth Park, St. Augustine, Florida and En Bas Saline, Haiti. Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Deagan. 2006 – 2007

Design archaeological geodatabase and geographic information systems (GIS) for West Point Foundry Preserve, Cold Spring, New York. Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Martin. 2005.


Member, MA Program Committee, University of Central Florida. 2018-Present.

Director, Anthropology MA Program, Monmouth University, 2014-2015

Editorial Board Member, Heritage & Society, 2014-2017

Member, ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites (ICIP), 2015-2018

Director, Monmouth University GIS Program, 2011-2015

Chair, Fulbright Program Campus Committee, Monmouth University, 2012-2014

Editorial Board, UF Journal of Undergraduate Research, 2009-2010

Manuscript reviewer for Historical Archaeology, International Journal of Historical Archaeology, Heritage & Society, Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, Journal of Archaeological Method & Theory, AltaMira Press, University Press of Florida, and others.

Proposal reviewer for NSF Archaeology Division.


American Anthropological AssociationFlorida Anthropological Society – Register of Professional Archaeologists – Society for Historical Archaeology


Academic Activism; Anthropological Theory; Archaeological GIS; Caribbean Archaeology; Cultural Anthropology; Disaster Anthropology; Historical Archaeology; Human Species; Intro to Archaeology; Intro to GIS; Intermediate GIS; Advanced GIS; General Anthropology; Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion; Mortuary Archaeology; Sex, Gender, and Culture; Violence in American History; World Archaeology; Zombies!: Popular Culture and Social Anxiety


Archaeological GIS; Archaeological Survey & Mapping; Archaeological Theory; Artifact Analysis; Intangible Heritage/Oral History

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