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CUNEIFORM
First accounting tool using concrete
tag
Employed Stamp & Cylinder Seal
used to make an impression for owner ship
used to make an impression...
Pictographs and Ideographs
use of pictures as a writting style
hirogliphics
EDUBBA
first school
UMMIA
expert
TUPPSARS
rulers of tablets
Reed stylus
used to inscrie tablets
wedge shaped symbols
became the diplomatic script
Sir Henry Rawlison
deciphered the Behistum increiption
SUMERIANS
invented civilization, settled southern Mesopotamia, creative, urban, w/complex organization innovatively sturctured state adminstration,first bell letters
generated many fields of knowledge
1st primitive democracy
EN
Lord Temporary civil crises solver
chosen from assembly of elders or warriors.
limitations of assemblies, Best example of Gilgamesh of uruk
Jacobsen's Sumerian king list analysis
1) kinship was divinely invented & bestowed.
2) holy, productive, obendient ruller was rewarded.
3) continuity of ruler was broken by flood
4) Kingship was erroneously thought singular
4) kingship was non-sexist
Lugal
Big man, Military Crisis solver. Exercised martial law, often became permanent absulute king, examples AGGA, SARGON AND SHULGI
ENSI
Lord Productive manager, appointed governor, appointee of a conqueror, oversaw taxation, building , order and stabiliy\ty, example GUDEA of Lagash
AKKADIANS
semitc, civilizers of mid-mesopotamia, adopted elements of Sumer's culture,parts of their language became dominate and it was a diplomatic language