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The Future of Mali's Past

Mali is heir to a remarkable heritage, composed of an assortment of natural and cultural treasures, both tangible and intangible; it constitutes not only a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been accumulated over the generations, but also an essential aspect of cultural identity for the different communities throughout the country. In spite of its importance, the future of this heritage (its preservation, valorization, and integration into the process of national development) is threatened by numerous factors, including the pillage of archaeological sites and even effects of globalization.

With respect to archaeology, Mali is ...

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