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Killing of Revered Archaeologist from Palmyra, Syria by Militants

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By Laurie Milne in the group AU Anthropology Interest Group August 20, 2015 - 11:24am

Students enrolled in Anthropology 272 (Introduction to Archaeology) and Anthropology 277 (The Archaeology of Ancient Peoples) take note that today an article in the  Globe and Mail   documents the killing of Khaled al-Asaad by Islamic State militants.  Mr. al-Assad was  an archaeologist  who was born in Palmyra, Syria and spent his  career preserving the site.    Palmyra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that many fear will be  pillaged  by militants who  overran the town in May.  

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/islamic-state-beheads-syrian-antiquities-scholar-in-ancient-town-of-palmyra/article26013324/

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology