Upper Palaeolithic Venus figurine found

A 5-centimetre high Palaeolithic Venus figurine was discovered at the Khotylyovo-2 site in Bryansk Oblast, Russian Federation. Radiocarbon analysis suggests tribes of hunters and gatherers lived there  between 21000-24000 years ago. 

Over 15 Palaeolithic cooking hearths discovered in Alaska

The Upward Sun River site in central Alaska revealed remains of hearths that served as cooking pits for people living in the area between 13200-11500 BC. Abundance of salmon remains, discovered within these features sheds new light on the diet of the Palaeolithic people, as this is the oldest evidence of cooking salmon in the New World.

Oldest bone tools found in China

Archaeologists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Université de Bordeaux presented the results of analysis of  17 bone tools recovered the Palaeolithic site of Ma’anshan Cave, Guizhou Province (Southern China).