(12th century BC - **11th century BC** - 10th century BC - other centuries)

(1100s BC - 1090s BC - 1080s BC - 1070s BC - 1060s BC - 1050s BC - 1040s BC - 1030s BC - 1020s BC - 1010s BC - 1000s BC - other decades)

(3rd millennium BC - **2nd millennium BC** - 1st millennium BC)

**Events**:

- Alphabet developed by Phoenicians (1100s BC)
- Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC) instituted in China

**Significant persons**:

**Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions**