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|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
|Centuries:||12th century BC – 11th century BC – 10th century BC|
|Decades:||1070s BC 1060s BC 1050s BC – 1040s BC – 1030s BC 1020s BC 1010s BC|
|Years:||1049 BC 1048 BC 1047 BC 1046 BC 1045 BC 1044 BC 1043 BC 1042 BC 1041 BC 1040 BC|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments
Events and trends 
- 1048 BC—Medon, King of Athens, dies after a reign of 20 years and is succeeded by his son Acastus.
- 1046 BC—Following the Battle of Muye, King Wu of Zhou overthrows the Shang Dynasty Chinese King Di Xin and founds the Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC–256 BC).
- 1044 BC—On the death of Smendes I, king of Egypt, he is succeeded by two co-regents, Psusennes I and Neferkare Amenemnisu.
- 1041 BC—Some sources propose this as the date of King David's birth