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Australia | Top executives of mining company that destroyed Aboriginal sacred site forced out

DARWIN, Australia — The caves, set deep in a desert gorge, had yielded a treasure trove of artifacts tracing Aboriginal people’s long history in Australia: a 28,000-year-old kangaroo bone sharpened into a blade; a 4,000-year-old plait of human hair believed to have been worn as a belt.


Underneath the caverns sat millions of dollars’ worth of high-grade iron ore, in a country where mining is king.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/11/business/rio-tinto-indigenous-sites.html

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