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More than 100 Aboriginal sacred sites – some dating before the ice age – could be destroyed by mining companies – The Guardian

Traditional owners reveal their fears for ancient sites, including rock shelters with painted walls and scar trees

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More than 100 ancient Aboriginal sites in Western Australia some of which date before the last ice age could be destroyed by mining companies which have already obtained legal permission to do so.
Guardian Australia has spoken to traditional owners in the iron ore-rich Pilbara who reveal their fears forsacred sites, including rock shelters with painted walls and scar trees.
A federal inquiry was recently established in response to the destruction by Rio Tinto of a 46,000-year-old rock shelter …

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