Meso Culture Flashcards
Cuneiform is the earliest form of writing because _____________ .
it used marks representing the sounds of words
The earliest systems of writing in the city-states arose from _____________ .
a need to keep records
The form of writing used by the people of Mesopotamia is known as _____________ .
Written records kept by scribes _____________ .
allowed the city-states to maintain order
Prehistoric cave artists used the colors black, white, red, and yellow. The black color came form ________________.
What do we call symbols used to show actual things?
Who could become scribes in ancient Mesopotamia?
Scribes used _____________________ to write
wedge-shaped tools and clay tablets
Ancient Mesopotamians recorded all of the following on their tablets except
Where was Cuneiform developed?
] Scribes wrote on clay tablets with a/an ___________.
By studying the Sun, Mesopotamians developed _____________
The Mesopotamians developed a number system based on the number _________.
Mesopotamians also were the first to use ___________.
the wheel, sail and plow
What information is in a code of laws that every person needs to know?
Symbols that were used to show an actual thing were called __________.
The cuneiform system of writing used symbols that represented ______________.
whole words, parts of words, and groups of words
People who can read ancient writing probably know _____________ extremely well.
alphabets and history
What is the Mesopotamian number system based on the number 60 used for today?
to tell time
Which two rivers in Mesopotamia provided the soft clay to make tablets?
the Euphrates and the Tigris