Use of hemp cord in pottery identified at ancient village site dating back over 10,000 years, located in the area
Cannabis seeds and oil used for food in China.
Textiles made of hemp are used in China and Turkestan.
First recorded use of cannabis as medicine by Emperor Shen Neng of China.
Bhang (dried cannabis leaves, seeds and stems) is mentioned in the Hindu sacred text Atharvaveda (Science of Charms) as “Sacred
Cannabis cultivated in China for food and fiber. Scythians cultivate cannabis and use it to weave fine hemp cloth.
The Zoroastrian Zendavesta, an ancient Persian religious text of several hundred volumes refers to bhang as the “good narcotic.”
Hemp rope appears in southern Russia.
Scythian tribes leave Cannabis seeds as offerings in royal tombs.
Scythian couple die and are buried with two small tents covering containers for burning incense. Attached to one tent stick
Herodotus reports on both ritual and recreation use of Cannabis by the Scythians (Herodotus The Histories 430 B.C. trans. G.
Hemp rope appears in Greece. Chinese Book of Rites mentions hemp fabric.
First evidence of hemp paper, invented in China.
The psychotropic properties of Cannabis are mentioned in the newly compiled herbal Pen Ts’ao Ching.
Construction of Samaritan gold and glass paste stash box for storing hashish, coriander, or salt, buried in Siberian tomb.