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Update - Loss of Juukan Gorge Rockshelters, Pilbara region, Western Australia

 | Published on 5/29/2020

The Executive Committee of the AAS has issued a statement on the destruction of the Juukan Gorge Rockshelters. We express extreme disappointment in the action taken and demand stronger cultural heritage protection laws and action from the WA Government.

Full Statement Here

Update 18 June 2020:

AAS members may be interested in the following letters from the Society of American Archaeology (SAA): letter to Ben Wyatt, State Minister for Aboriginal Affairs; letter to Ken Wyatt,Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians.  See also this June 17 Media Statement from the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation.