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Jane Anne Blakney-Bailey

Anthropology PhD student Jane Anne Blakney-Bailey has rediscovered Paynes Town, an ancient Seminole village on Paynes Prairie near Gainesville, thought to have been destroyed by a sandmining operation in the 1960s and 1970s. (Photo: Jane Dominguez)

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