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 BC 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
- 3300- Phase of the Indus Valley Civilization begins. The civilization used an early form of the Indus signs, the so-called Indus script.
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.
- c. 3500 BC: Tin is discovered.