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Chapter 3, Section 3 Warm-Up. Of all the Sumerian achievements we’ve studied, which do you think is the MOST significant? Why? Be ready to debate your point!. Sumerian Achievements. The Invention of Writing. The invention of writing was one of the greatest cultural advances in history.

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Chapter 3 section 3 warm up
Chapter 3, Section 3 Warm-Up

Of all the Sumerian achievements we’ve studied, which do you think is the MOST significant?

Why?

Be ready to debate your point!


Sumerian

Achievements


The invention of writing
The Invention of Writing

The invention of writing was one of the greatest cultural advances in history.


The invention of writing1
The Invention of Writing

  • Cuneiform-

  • Styluses-

The world’s first

system of writing

Sharp tool to make

wedged shaped symbols


With cuneiform, symbols represented syllables. Syllables and symbols were combined to express complex ideas.


Picture symbols symbols were combined to express complex ideas.

pictograph

A writer who kept records. Very important role in society

scribe


epic symbols were combined to express complex ideas.

long poems that tell stories of heroes

Epic of Gilgamesh

The story of a legendary Sumerian king


Advances and inventions
Advances and Inventions symbols were combined to express complex ideas.

technical

the wheel

the plow

sewers

bronze for tools, weapons


Use of a plow symbols were combined to express complex ideas.


Bronze tools symbols were combined to express complex ideas.


Math and Science symbols were combined to express complex ideas.

system based on number 60

areas of rectangles, triangles

detailed records of natural world

medicines for healing


The Arts of Sumer: symbols were combined to express complex ideas.

Architecture

science of building

ziggurat- a pyramid shaped temple tower


The Arts symbols were combined to express complex ideas.

sculpture

pottery

jewelry

cylinder seals

instruments


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