From Stone Pages' Archaeonews we get some brief entries of significance this week:
1. Oldest Taiwan hearth is 20,000 years old. The Baisandong hearth is the oldest sign of human presence in the island, pushing the known arrival of humans back by 5000 years.
2. Dig at Vinkovci (Croatia) re-dates the Neolithic Starcevo culture as 1,000 years older. The new datation is from c. 6000 BCE (or 8000 years ago).