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Archaeologists Take to the Streets

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Science  07 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5301, pp. 746
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5301.746

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PARIS—A dispute sparked when construction work threatened an archaeological site in the southern French city of Rodez has become a rallying cause for French archaeologists. Last month, many researchers staged a week-long strike which culminated last week in a demonstration that brought more than 1000 people onto the streets of Paris. Their goal: to persuade the government to pass new laws to protect vulnerable historic sites.