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Pilbara mining blast confirmed to have destroyed 46,000yo sites of 'staggering' significance

Discussion in 'Down Under Politics' started by danieldemol, May 28, 2020.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    ‘“Deeply troubled" traditional owners in the western Pilbara have had their worst fears confirmed after Rio Tinto detonated explosives near culturally significant sites dating back more than 46,000 years.

    Key points:
    • Rio Tinto has confirmed the gorge's ancient rock shelters were destroyed in blasting over the weekend
    • Permission was signed off in 2013 and was known to "impact Juukan 1 and Juukan 2 rock shelters"
    • In 2014, an archaeologist found several "staggering" artefacts believed to be the earliest use of grindstone technology in WA
    A Rio Tinto spokesperson said blasting in Juukan Gorge occurred over the weekend, and on Tuesday the company confirmed its ancient rock shelters were destroyed.’

    Read more here: Pilbara mining blast confirmed to have destroyed 46,000yo cultural sites
     
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  2. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    Yes this is another in a long line of atrocities against Australia's indigenous people
     
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  3. Heyo

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    Destruction of historical or cultural sites is considered a war crime by the UN. Those who did and those who allowed the blasts might find themselves in the Hague.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I hate losing interesting history.
     
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  5. Hildeburh

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    A truely appalling act, we are all poorer for it but it is what we have come to expect from big corporations that put profit above all else.
     
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