Hi my name is Nicholas and I live in the Ancient Sumer. We used complex irrigation systems by creating canals, dams, reservoirs to create a stable food supply for us when we get a lot of rain like right now. The plow helped me and my friends to churn the soil for croping and it has evoled a lot to the tractor which runs on a engine.
This is where we discuss whose on the top of the social structure im a merchant so im in the middle. The Priests and Kings were at the top of the structure. In the middle of the structure was a merchant and a artisans which are craftsman's. and last at the bottom was slaves. Scribes were people that wrote laws for the king.
Social Structure and Goverment
My friends (Sumerains) pleased their gods by growing crops to settling disputes. Ziggurats are Mesopotamian ancient towers with outside stairs and shines at the top. They made statues to please there gods as a statue looks like a god.
Metalworkers come in handy everyday here. They make objects for us as if cups,weapons,and as well as decorative items. Music also was a big part here. People think that music brings joy to only gods and some people alike. But I think it brings joy to all people. A lyre is a wooden instrument made of a sound box and strings.
The wheel helped us a lot is has developed a lot. It is used as a surface to shape pottery. They soon developed that you can switch the wheel to the side and it spins. Now wheels are only used for driving. Before the wheel people had to drag their goods on a cart. Then they figured that you can used as transportation.
Cuneiform is our alphabet. Cuneiform is writing that uses wedge shaped characters. Cuneiform comes from the Latin word from "wedge". Pictograph is a symbol that stands for an object. Pictograph was used before Cuneiform was used. Pictographs would stand for real objects such as snakes or water.