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
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.
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.
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