Originally Posted by Philadelphian
There is no civilizational artifacts older than 55 hundred years.
Sungir, near Vladimir, Russia, dates to 28,000 BC. 192 km from Moscow at 56°11" N 40°30" E in the Russian Republic. Cultural artifacts. About 28 000 years ago, the residents of the Russian site of Sungir produced thousands of personal ornaments and a number of ivory carvings in geometric forms. See reference 
28,000 BC is a long time before 5500 BC.
 Kuzmin, Y. V., G. S. Burr, A. J. T. Jull and L. D. Sulerzhitsky. 2004. AMS 14C age of the Upper Palaeolithic skeletons from Sungirnext term site, Central Russian Plain. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 223-224:731-734.