4th Millennia B.C.E.


Human begin tattooing their bodies

These permanent designs€”sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal€”have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment.

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Humans of ancient Sumer invent belt wrestling

A polished bone implement found at Eva in Tennessee, United States and dated to around 5000 BCE has been construed as a possible sporting device used in a “ring and pin” game.

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Longshan culture emerges in modern-day China

The Longshan also sometimes referred to as the Black Pottery Culture, was a late Neolithic culture in the middle and lower Yellow River valley areas of northern China from about 3000 to 1900 BC.

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Skara Brae settlement flourishes in Scotland

Consisting of eight clustered houses, it was occupied from roughly 3180 BC to about 2500 BC. Europe’s most complete Neolithic village, Skara Brae gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

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