Mining Company Blows Up 46,000-Year-Old Ice Age Settlement and Is Not Sorry

By Utku Kucukduner

A significant site containing traces of 46,000 years of continuous settlement had been destroyed along with each and every piece of indigenous culture it contained in Western Australia. This destruction was conducted as part of an iron ore mine expansion.

The cave found in Juukan Gorge, which is about 60 kilometers away from Mount Tom Price digging site was among the oldest human-settlements in Australia and the only mainland site to inhabit humans throughout the last ice age. It was detonated into oblivion a couple of weeks ago.

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