35th century BC
|Millennium:||4th millennium BC|
|Decades:||3490s BC 3480s BC 3470s BC 3460s BC 3450s BC
3440s BC 3430s BC 3420s BC 3410s BC 3400s BC
|Categories:||Births – Deaths
Establishments – Disestablishments
The 35th century BCE in the Near East sees the gradual transition from the Chalcolithic to the Early Bronze Age. Proto-writing enters transitional stage, developing towards writing proper. Wheeled vehicles are now known beyond Mesopotamia, having spread north of the Caucasus and to Europe.
- Susa (Iran since 7000 BC)
- Uruk period (Sumer)
- Naqada IIb (Ancient Egypt)
- Early Minoan I
- Sredny Stog culture (final phase)
- Yamna culture (early phase)
- Cucuteni culture
- Vinča culture
- Megalithic Europe (Atlantic fringe)
- Nuragic civilization (Sardinia)
- Comb Ceramic culture
- Funnelbeaker culture
- Yangshao culture
Only approximate dating is usually possible for mid-4th millennium artifacts.
- The Sahara desert starts to form from semi-arid savannah, through desertification.
- c. 3500 BC, First known zoo at Hierakonpolis.
- c. 3400 BC, Sumerian temple record keepers redesign the stamp seal in the form of a cylinder.
- c. 3500 BC, Pictographic proto-writing starts developing towards writing proper in Sumer, thus starting what is technically considered history.
- c. 3500 BC: The first monument of which there is still a trace (Duma na nGiall) is built on the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High King of Ireland.
- Memory and Monuments at the Hill of Tara by Erin McDonald, Chronika Journal
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