THE Last division of the stone age, immediately preceding the develpoment of metallurgy and corresponding to the ninth-fith millennia
The explanation that similar cultural traits, techniques, or objects found among different groups of people were invented independently rather than spread from one group to another
The spread of new ideas, objects, or traits from one culture to another
A temple tower of ancient mesopotamia, constructed of square or rectangular terraces of diminishing size, usually with shrine on top built of blue enamel bricks, the color of the sky
In sculpture, relief is a term for any work in which the forms stand out from the background. in bas (or low) relief, the design projects only slightly from the background and the outlines are not undercut
A pictorial symbol or sign representing an object or concept
Sumerian writing made by pressing a wedge-shaped tool into clay tablets
in written language, a character or symbol that represents an idea or thing
the epic story of the king, Gilgamesh, who searched for immortality. This is a Sumerian legend and is believed to be the first story
an ancient region in southern Mesopotamia that contained a number of independent cities and city-states of which the first were established possibly as early as 5000 b.c.: conquered by the Elamites and, about 2000 b.c.,
A relatively small, egalitarian village, where most of the population was involved in agriculture. Starting over 10,000 years ago, people began to cluster in agricultural villages as they stayed in one place to tend their crops.
Sargon Of Akkad
an ancient Mesopotamian ruler who reigned approximately 2334-2279 BC, and was one of the earliest of the world's great empire builders, conquering all of southern Mesopotamia as well as parts of Syria, Anatolia, and Elam (western Iran). He established the region's first Semitic dynasty and was considered the founder of the Mesopotamian military tradition.