40th century BC

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Millennium: 4th millennium BC
State leaders:
  • 41st century BC
  • 40th century BC
  • 39th century BC
  • 3990s BC
  • 3980s BC
  • 3970s BC
  • 3960s BC
  • 3950s BC
  • 3940s BC
  • 3930s BC
  • 3920s BC
  • 3910s BC
  • 3900s BC
Categories: BirthsDeaths

During the 40th century BC, the Eastern Mediterranean region was in the Chalcolithic period (Copper Age), transitional between the Stone and the Bronze Ages. Northwestern Europe was in the Neolithic. China was dominated by the Neolithic Yangshao culture. The Americas were in a phase of transition between the Paleo-Indian (Lithic) to the Meso-Indian (Archaic) stage. This century started in 4000 BC and ended in 3901 BC.


Near East[edit]


East Asia[edit]

Events and innovations[edit]

Jade bi from the Liangzhu culture. The ritual object is a symbol of wealth and military power.



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