How much time needs to pass before grave robbing turns into archaeology?
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One of my hobbies is Mesoamerican (Aztec, Maya, etc) history and archaeology. With Adobe Flash being retired this week, many online 3d and GIS visualization tools for artifacts and site maps are going to go down. Is there any way I can rip and locally download them?

What the title says... I have no expirence dealing with ripping 3d content online, but I'd hate to see this data cease to be publicly accessable.

Some content in question:

http://geomaps.aum.edu/CalakmulGoogle1.htm

http://geomaps.aum.edu/CHichen%20Itza%203D.htm

http://geomaps.aum.edu/Index.html

http://geomaps.aum.edu/CalakmulGoogle2.htm

http://research.famsi.org/3D_imaging/index.php (I'm having trouble navigating to other pages with 3d content beyond the main directory here, which complicates matters)

Ideally a guide on how to do it would be best, so if I find more I can do it on my own, but if somebody wants to also just rip what I have linked here for me instead/in adidtion, that would also be helpful.

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β€˜It belongs in a museum!’ Amateur Baltimore historian unearths new passion for archaeology during COVID-19. baltimoresun.com/features…
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Roman-era pool on the seashore in northern Israel, stone and cement. Possibly for trapping sea snails to be used for manufacturing dye. Photo by Michael Eisenberg via Archaeology magazine [710x473]
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No Man's Sky? More like Archaeology Simulator. I had to dig up an ancient ruin that spawned underground (and under bedrock in some places) manually with the starter multitool with no upgrades for 3 hours. Results: 1 Historical Document, 2 Ancient Keys 20-30k silicate powder and a Gravitino Ball.
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Archaeology looking better by the day
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Just grinding some archaeology
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RS3 has doubled the average player count online since 12 months ago. Besides a peak after Archaeology, we've not seen similar numbers since march 2015. misplaceditems.com/rs_too…
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[ Archaeology / Linguistics mystery] The Tartaria Tablets: Are these evidence of the world’s oldest writing system, meaningless symbols, or nothing but a forgery?

Note: I wasn't quite sure how to flair this, becuase the mystery isn't that the tablets were lost, but rather how to interpret them. Sorry if it's the wrong flair!

Discovery:

In 1961, a group of Archaeologists led by Transylvanian Nicolae Vlassa began a dig at a Neolithic (the final division of the stone age from about 10,000 to 4,5000 BC) site in Tartaria, Romania. The site was located on the banks of a trench eroded by the nearby river, and there, in what Vlassa referred to as a β€˜ritual pit,’ they unearthed three tablets, clay and stone figurines, and a shell bracelet, along with a selection of bones from an adult female, some of which may have been burnt. The bones had not decomposed in the pit but been placed there after cleaning, suggesting that it was not a traditional burial site. About 90 cm nearby was evidence of a pit house.

The discovery on its own would be nothing of importance, but for the tablets; two were rectangular and one round, all three small with symbols inscribed on one side. The tablets were all made of the same type of materialβ€”a yellowish mixture of clay, sand, and quick limeβ€”and the symbols were made using a pointed object, which likely imprinted them with a white substance that has since faded. The first rectangular tablet featured a horned animal, a humanoid figure, and several plant symbols. The others appeared mostly abstract. Although each was only around 2.5 inches across, the inscriptions appeared to be sequenced in rows, as writing would be. To the archaeologists, this seemed like clear evidence of a writing system. But a question emerged immediately: when were these tablets made? Unfortunately, this was harder to answer than anyone expected.

Dating & Controversy:

Immediately, the tablets were taken to the Cluj Museum where they were baked for preservation. Unfortunately, this meant that they couldn’t be dated through carbon 14 or Isotopic chronology. Why was this done? In an unfortunate example of the many invasive archaeological procedures of the past, the soft tablets were mistakenly believed to be covered with damaging calciumβ€”in reality, their clay mixture contained calcium, and when cleaned with a hydrochloric acid treatment and baked, their surface coating was removed and internal structure destroyed. Because of this, a controversial form of stratigraphy was used to date the tablets instead of carbon 14, the results of which were considered completely unreliable.

In the years since, other digs i

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1.17 Iceberg Archaeology

To give icebergs a bit of mystery and character players could find frozen in icebergs old archaeological sites and trinkets and other things of interest. Icebergs and there cold ocean biome have no mystery or insensitive for adventure. Players could explore boats frozen inside icebergs or excavate treasures from walls of ice. The ice block is mostly transparent so these treasures could be seen deep inside patch’s of ice, so that players can see them as they explore. Or similar to the shipwrecks that litter the ocean floor ships could be found in precarious positions in the ice semi exposed or entirely trapped.

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Shouldn't archaeology in the 24th century take like five minutes?

Just Scan an area for relics and beam them up. Or beam away the surrounding dirt. Or beam up a cubic meter of dirt encasing the artifacts. Why are they fucking around with shovels and shit?

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Archaeology are u interested
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Sapiens: Why the Whiteness of Archaeology Is a Problem sapiens.org/archaeology/a…
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Archaeology and NAGPRA and native american policy and opinion. How should I go about being an archaeologist in the USA?

I'm going into archaeology. Im in the USA and also a member of a tribe here. I have many native friends. My quandary is, how am I going to take part in excavations without disturbing and offending the native community?

I'm wanting to get involved with research. If I remain in the US, im thinking research into Paleolithic migrations would be far enough removed from extant tribes that it would not be looked down upon by my native friends.

Anybody here have experience with this topic?

I am also very motivated to help tribes and promote their sovereignty and restoration of their material history and lands.

I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Like I said, I think working on ice age archaeology might be the way to go.

Otherwise im moving to Europe.

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Hey Blizz, if you're going to abandon Archaeology during Shadowlands that is fine but can you at least replace the Explorer racial for Dwarfs? I feel like anything would be more useful in an expansion where Archaeology has been cut. wowhead.com/spell=92682/e…
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Can Max get his cape back? It's been 8 months since the release of Archaeology
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Archaeology is a branch of anthropology so it still works
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Boston Museum of Archaeology
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Statue of a Man; 4th-3rd century BCE; Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia; red sandstone; Department of Archaeology Museum, King Saud University, Riyadh
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More people should be skeptical of modern science. Research studies involving archaeology, paleontology, particle accelerators, etc. are much more reliable than studies where a lot of money is changing hands like climate science or pharmaceuticals.

I believe I have a healthy mistrust of modern science. For every study that says xyz you can likely find two or three other studies that found the opposite conclusion. Add this to:

  1. The irreproducability of most scientific study results

  2. The influence that study funders have on results

  3. The recency bias associated with new studies

  4. The inherent bias and/or agenda of the researchers

...and you have a recipe for skepticism of modern science IMO.

But I am not skeptical about all science, certain sciences are still "hard" sciences, focusing on objective truth rather than fudged "models" or "extrapolations" that turn out to be orders of magnitude off on their basic estimations.

When I read a study about bridge engineering I am much less skeptical than when I read a study about ocean acidification. When I read a study about pharmaceutical trials I am MUCH more skeptical than when I read an archaeological analysis of ancient Peruvian ruins.

I think this is unpopular because people on the internet tend to place a heavy weight of credibility on any science without even thinking critically about this. More people should be skeptical of science.

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Austria. The 2,000 year-old fortified iron-age Celtic settlement (an Oppidum) of Schwarzenbach, Austria. (Credit: Dr. Wolfgang Neubauer, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology)
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120 Archaeology cape perk should be buffed to make switching Relics cheaper/free

Current perk is pretty underwhelming as it gives you the ability to get artefacts quicker... after you have already maxed the skill. I understand some people go for 200 mil exp but there is a much more obvious perk that would actually make getting 120 really rewarding.

Currently it is annoying to switch relics as it costs quite a few Chronotes. Suppose normally you are a pvmer but you want to train Runecrafting, for example, if you want max efficiency you need to switch 2 relics (Nexus mod and Pouch protector) and then back afterwards (at least one relic to fury of the small). This costs 8000 Chronotes. Making the cape give a 50% discount or even more(?) would be a nice reward for the really intensive 104 million exp grind

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Please give me advise, new laptop for archaeology project!!!!

Hi, i have a project with archaeological photogrammetry, i need a new machine and i have $1500 / $1600 for that... i found this laptop and i think work for me but i need other advice... im searching for price - benefit laptop... i dont like a pc because if the project escalate i need to go to remote places (like the amazon rainforest and places like that) and obviously i need to show the clients or render in situ to confirm i take good pictures.

https://preview.redd.it/l5hkirl34v661.png?width=1315&format=png&auto=webp&s=66602f9e169f5ea9d2261b23f36087c39c352bd5

this is the laptop i look... but if you think i can buy a better please give me your advise, i dont have more money and really need a laptop for that, please give me your best advise.

PD. i custom this model to add more ram (32gb) + 1Y damage protection + 1T SSD for that reason jumps from 1350 to 1600

EDIT:

After your advice and a lot of thinking i will buy the Thinkpad T15g with a good CPU and GPU and low SSD and RAM, after when i have more cash i will upgrade it. Thanks to all the people that takes time to help me i really appreciated, sorry for my english and when the laptop arrive i will post it here with some samples of the artifacts and a little history of them. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!

PD: I hope i can learn more of your experiences and some day be like you!!!

Thanks for your time!!!

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You call this archaeology?
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Best time to get started with archaeology?

Seeing as the skill requires alot of porters at certain lower level locations and at higher levelled spots what would be the ideal way to start off archaeology, any unlocks to make the skill more efficient to train etc

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Some brief archaeology of archery badhistory

Shadiversity posted a video about the unboxing video for his most recent longbow a couple of days ago. It's a proper [email protected]" yew longbow based on the Mary Rose longbows, and is a really, really nice bow. Most of the video is him discussing the offset limbs (which were apparently on some of the Mary Rose longbows), his right side archery theory (which is a fight that I don't want to get into, though I will say I side with Shad here) and attempting to draw and shoot the bow. What caught my attention, however, was Shad's comment that the Mary Rose bows are where we get most of our information on medieval bows, because despite being early Renaissance bows they're the closest point of reference we have to medieval bows (3:00-3:19).

This could not be further from the truth. We have a grand total of 17 medieval bows for adults that are complete or complete enough to estimate the length, dating from the between the 7th and the 13th centuries, of which 15 can be definitively identified as military bows, and two are likely military bows, based on their context.

Military Bows

  • Altdorf Bow: 7th century Merovingian bow, c.170cm total length, Nydam type.
  • Oberflacht Bows: 7th century Alemannic, seven bows total (Graves 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 40 and 46), a unique and fucking weird type. Varied in length between c.165cm and c.190cm.
  • Aalsum Bow: 8th-9th century bow from the Netherlands, c.168cm total length, Nydam type.
  • Wassenaar Bow: 9th-10th century bow from the Netherlands, c.160cm total length^1 , Hedeby type
  • Hedeby Bow: 9th-11th century Scandinavian bow, 191.5cm total length, Hedeby type
  • Ballinderry Bow: 10th century Scandinavian bow, c.190cm total length, Hedeby type
  • Waterford Bows: One complete (early to mid 13th century, c.126cm) and two substantial fragments (mid-12th century, one c.120-140cm long and one c.130-150cm long), likely Anglo-Norman origin. Complete bow found with complete bodkin arrow, fragmentary bows likely military from context. Waterford type.

Non-military or uncertain bows

  • Pineuihl Bow: 979-1060, French, 124cm long. Hunting bow from context, Waterford type.
  • Burg Elmendorf Bow: 12th century, German, 162cm long. Possibly military, possibly hunting. Waterford type.

In addition to these medieval bows, there are ~50 bows or bow fragments from Iron Age Scandinavia, including

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The Archaeology Enthusiasts Club

I wiped the sweat off my brow. Toiling underneath the sun was not my ideal Saturday afternoon, but as an archaeologist, I had no choice. The Archaeology Enthusiasts Club had called in a discovery made by one of its membersβ€”some kind of stone tablet?β€”but by the looks of it, there was not a single tablet-like object in sight.

Grumbling about amateurs and their inability to tell me the exact location of the damn thing, I was about to drop the whole matter, when I caught a glint in the corner of my eye. Of course that idiot got the material wrong. It was metal! METAL! Not stone. Stupid enthusiasts. I dug it up and headed home, cursing all the way.

At my office the next day, I decided to study the tablet. Might as well make sure it wasn’t a false alarm. As I carefully brushed off the dust, and wiped it clean, a carving underneath the layers of grime began to reveal itself. The more I cleaned, the more disgusted I became. It was a carving of the most gruesome creature I had ever seen. Nothingβ€”and I mean not even your most terrifying nightmareβ€”could conjure up a creature as horrifying as this. To make sure it wasn’t some kind of prank, I passed it on to some higher ups, who ran a series of tests to confirm the authenticity of the tablet. As I feared, it was real.

All I could think about the whole day was how any ancient civilisation, no matter how deranged, could have thought up a creature like this. And then they IMMORTALISE it on a bloody tablet?! I was shaken out of my thoughts when the receptionist knocked at my door.

β€œMa’am, there’s someone from the Archaeology Enthusiasts Club here to see you,” she said.

β€œYeah, whatever, send them in,” I grumbled.

Two minutes later, a tall, bespectacled man walked in.

β€œHi, how can I help you?” I said, sweetly, putting on my best fake smile.

β€œUh, well, actually I was the one who called in that tip about the tablet. I just wanted to know if anyone figured out what it was about?”

β€œOh. Oh, yeah, the tablet. Um, it certainly is real, but we’re still working on dating it and all that fun stuff.”

A strange smile crept onto the man’s face. β€œI’m glad to hear that,” he murmured. β€œNow you know what to expect when the comeback happens.”

I wasn’t sure if I heard him right. β€œThe comeback?” I asked. β€œW-What do you mean?”

He leaned in close. β€œWell, we’ve been in hiding for so long after the Incas destroyed our population. But we’ve been biding our time. And now, we take back the world.” he whispered.

Then, as he strai

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I'm a Bio major interested in evolutionary biology, should I minor in archaeology, biological anthropology, or general anthropology?

I would like to know your suggestion for something if possible. So my major is biology and I have a APY minor. I didn't know there were specialties but the minor options I think would be best are: general anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology.

My job interests are: physical anthropologist, evolutionary biologist, zoologist, evolutionary archaeologist, etc. Which do you think would work best for my job interests? I'm mostly debating over biological anthropology but I'm worried that having a bio major and minor will be too specific if my job interests change. What do you think? Thank you.

I'm trying to figure out which would help me the most with my job interests.

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Any cool archaeology near Orlando?

I'm interested to know if anyone has been to some good museums or locations in or around Orlando with archaeology! Central Florida in general for sites that can be visited.

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How come academics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have featured in many documentaries about archaeology?

Over the past week, I have been binge watching many documentaries about archaeology. I was surprised to see several documentaries featuring or hosted by University of Alabama at Birmingham academics. These academics include Sarah Parcak, Adiel Klompmaker, and Jeffrey Rose (separately, not together).

How come the University of Alabama at Birmingham seems to punch above its weight regarding documentaries about archaeology? Also, I don't know how Alabama became a major centre of learning regarding archaeology:

  • It's in Alabama, one of the poorest states of the USA (and it's the butt of Reddit humour like this for its alleged backwardness and inbreeding).
  • It's not in an area densely-packed with archaeological sites.
  • Birmingham, Alabama is a city of less than 250,000 people, so the city can't sustain a large university (or even a small university) by itself. The university would be heavily reliant on attracting prestigious academics and students to move there.

Edit: If this isn't the best sub to post this question, can you please tell me where I should post it?

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Is Archaeology a good career to go for?

I'm 14, so still pretty far off from picking a major or anything, and my interests may change. However, I've always thought that it might be a good career.

I know its not the Indiana Jones type of thing, it has a lot of paperwork and stuff, and a lot of hard work, but is the pay good, is it rewarding?

Would this be a good career, with good money and a rewarding career? Let me know what you guys think!

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Advanced geology in caves and cliffs to compliment the archaeology feature

EDIT: For some reason my post on the feedback website was removed and I have gotten no email about it. Looks like I still have problems with disappearing posts there.

During the reveals, Mojang devs said they wanted A) to let players learn about their world's past and tell a story, and B) add strategy to mining. Geology would solve both of these. I think players should be allowed to look at rocks and say "Hey, there's a lot of sedimentary rocks in this small valley, this might have been a river once that dried". Essentially, players should be able to deduce what the ANCIENT terrain may have been like based on the arrangement of rock types. I also think they should benefit from knowing what different types of rock mean, so each zone can be a part of your mining strategy. These zones should not be totally controlled by the current biome, but they should have a greater chance to spawn in some biomes. They can be as small as a patch of rocks around a small valley or multiple biomes wide.

Sedimentary "Zones"

These zones are often found near or in river and swamp biomes-essentially wet places where masses of dirt get pushed together and dry to become (mostly) solid masses. You can find silt in this biome, as well as more coal than usual. Silt has a 100% chance to drop multiple materials other than itself if you don't use silk touch and often drops bones, blocks of bones or rarely skulls, but can drop more mundane things like flint or coal.

Metamorphic "Zones"

Fairly common in oceans, this place has rocks created by high pressures. Geodes and diamonds are more common here (because of the increase in pressure that gave the zone its rock type). Coal may be rarer.

Igneous "Zones"

The rocks here are made of cooled lava. Underground lava lakes are very common here, and sometimes mountains can be volcanos (essentially just a lava shaft, no extra effects). You can find a new source of gunpowder here: Sulphur ore drops 2-3 gunpowder when mined, only spawns in igneous biomes and is extremely unstable. Even torches can set them off. So the game may have to remove deposits too close to lava or else loading chunks will involve kabooms.

Anyway, that's about it.

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21/F/Canada - Archaeology student looking for artsy/crafty penpals!

Hi! I hope everyone is doing well. I had posted here awhile ago and was really blown away by the response I received so I figured I'd give it another go! Unfortunately, many of my penpals had to stop sending letters due to the pandemic, so I'm looking for some more.

So a bit about me! I'm Michaela and I'm currently in university studying archaeology and art history. My main areas of interest are ancient Egypt, Rome, and the Renaissance. I'm planning to work as a museum curator and do fieldwork overseas once I finish my degree. I live way out in the countryside in Ontario, Canada, where there's nothing but farmland and forests. It's a beautiful area and I love the peace and quiet.

In my free time you can find me taking care of my gardens and houseplants, in the back corner of an old bookstore, or hiking through a forest looking for birds. I'm also very creative and I enjoy painting, paper crafts, and crocheting! Pre-pandemic I enjoyed visiting museums and art galleries, going to the beach, going camping, and travelling. I look forward to doing that again soon. I'm told I'm pretty laid back and optimistic. Life is hectic so I try my best to be positive and share that with others :)

I like to exchange aesthetic mail (decorated/mail art) and I'm really into using ephemera and stationery to decorate my envelopes. I love to exchange tea, washi tape, stickers, post cards, vintage things, and local gifts. I'd like a pen pal between the ages of 18-26, from anywhere in the world, and preferably female. Bonus points if you're into mail art too! I am in a relationship so I am not interested in anything romantic.

If you're interested in exchanging letters please feel free to PM me! :)

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Remember when Season 8 started with Archaeology?

Yeah, that didn't last, now did it.

At least Erin is slightly easier on the eyes than Zena.

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After only 1 failed attempt in my underground laboratory, I finally have allowed a primeval beast to roam the earth once again! Everyone meet Chompy the Compsognathus! (Fossils And Archaeology 1.12.2) reddit.com/gallery/kcmisx
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If archaeology ever get sophisticated enough for people to discover what the old world was really like, how do you think the Old World Cultists would be affected?

I think that this issue would be relevant when we consider making ATF ports to EU, Vic or HOI. I think that Vic is supposed to be where archaeology get that good. Also, by the end of EU industrialization was beginning, and I think the people would realize that those machinery are not so divine by the time of Vic, or HOI. Also maybe other faith will be affected too, with Carl Sagan being a Cetic guru and the Norse being derived from football culture.

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Statue of a dromedary ( 2nd century BC - 2nd century AD ), Bronze, 17x21 cm, from Qaryat al-Faw, Saudi Arabia ( Department of Archaeology Museum, King Saud University, Riyadh ). - ΨͺΩ…Ψ«Ψ§Ω„ Ω„Ψ¬Ω…Ω„ ΨΉΨ±Ψ¨Ω‰ Ω…Ω† Ψ’Ψ«Ψ§Ψ± Ω‚Ψ±ΩŠΨ© Ψ§Ω„ΩΨ§Ωˆ Ψ§Ω„Ψ£Ψ«Ψ±ΩŠΨ©
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Should I minor in: archaeology, biological anthropology, or general anthropology?

I'm leaning towards biological anthropology because it's closest to my job interests but I'm worried it's too specific. My job interests are: evolutionary archaeologist, evolutionary biologist, zoologist, biological anthropologist. Basically very interested in studying evolution and animals. What do you think would make the most sense? Lmk if there's better places to post this but i'm looking for some academic advice at the moment.

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How much time needs to pass before grave robbing turns into archaeology?
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