Ancient Sumer Cameron

Ancient Sumer Cameron

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  • The invention of the plow really helped us because it was much easier to use than a stick or horn.
  • They invented a complex irrigation system. They built networks of canals, dams and reservoirs
  • Stable Food Supply
  • Social Structure & Government
  • Scribes helped record laws and contracts.
  • They worshipped thier gods from growing crops to settling disputes.Ziggurates was one way the ancient sumerians expressed their beliefs 
  • Religion
  • The statues showed people worshipping there gods
  • Metal workers made objects like weapons or decorative items. Musicians sang and played instruments during temple ceromonies. Sumerians thought music brought joy to gods. A Lyre is a wooden instrument made of a sound box and strings.
  • The Arts
  • They used the wheel to create wheeled carts for farmers and chariots for the army
  • They made the wheels by clamping peices of wood together. Before the wheel was made people had to drag their goods on flat bottemed carts called sledges.
  • The top of the social structure had priests, kings(the ruler), nobles and government officials. The middle class was merchants and artisians. The lower class was slaves.
  • Technology
  • The sumarians created a written language called Cuneiform. Cuneiform was based on an earlier, simpler writing that used Pictographs. Pictographs are symbols that stand for real objects
  • Writing
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