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Chapter 2: The First Civilizations Section 3: Sumerian Civilization
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A form of writing developed by the Sumerians using a wedge shaped stylus and clay tablets.
a curved structure over an opening; one of the strongest forms in building.
temples considered the most striking Sumerian buildings
A Summerian developed form of community that included a town or city and the surrounding land controlled by it.
How did geography affect the development of the Sumerian civilization?
The geography was not isolated which caused wave upon wave of invaders. Neolithic farmers began to build an identifiable civilization in the Fertile crescent around the cooperation necessary to control flood waters to irrigate fields.
What were the achievement of the Sumerian people?
Sumerian people used metal and developed a kind of writing called pictographs or picture writing; they also invented serval important architectural designs such as the arch; they were also the first people to develop and use the wheel; created a lunar calendar.
What was life like in Sumerian Society?
Priests were important figures; however, as the city-states competed for water and land, war leaders become more important.
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