Rio Tinto blasting of 46,000-year-old Aboriginal sites compared to Islamic State's destruction in Palmyra

A world-renowned archaeologist has compared the destruction of two 46,000-year-old Aboriginal cultural sites in the Pilbara to the Islamic State's destruction of Palmyra.


Two sites in the Juukan Gorge were destroyed last weekend by mining company Rio Tinto, after being approved for destruction in 2013, despite significant archaeological discoveries that...