40th century BC

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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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