a clay cylinder rolled over a wet clay tablet; used to quickly sign one's name
an important plant in Mesopotamia, the thin fibers were used to make linen cloth
assisted the teacher by writing out assignments for students, and then checking the assignments
the process of taking water from rivers & using it in farming
an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower; in the city of Ur it took up 1/4 of the city
used by scribes to write on wet clay tablets; made out of reed
the modern day country now located where Mesopotamia once was
what Sumerians wrote on; used for recording legal records like business transactions, marriages & wills
Sumerian farmers may have been the first people to use this device
the term used by Sumerians for the school building
an independent city and its surrouding land
A short wise saying such as "A sweet word is everybody's friend"
Sir Leonard Wooley
was the British archaeologist who excavated the ancient city of Ur in 1922.
The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers; birthplace of the Sumerian and Babylonian Civilizations.
skilled craftsmen who turn raw materials into finished goods
a system of writing with wedge-shaped symbols, invented by the sumerians around 3000 B.C.
goods brought into a country; ships from India & Egypt brought raw materials like stone, wood, gems & metals to Ur
an object made by people long ago; ex. pottery, jewelry, clothing, coins, statues and buildings
a scientist who studies artifacts to learn about the people who made and used them
stands for "anno Domini", which is Latin for "in the year of the Lord"; used to refer to dates after the birth of Christ
design pressed into softened clay or tar
believing in many gods; from the Greek word meaning "many gods"
the site of an archeological exploration or dig