What ancient people invented the basic alphabet that's used by the US?
The Western alphabets, including English, evolved thusly: Hieroglyphics > Phoenician > Greek > Latin
How did most of the people in ancient Western Europe between the fifth and twelfth centuries obtain their basic living?
No, the word ancient is an adjective and a noun: The adjective ancient is a word to describe a noun as very old, or from a very long time ago (ancient philosophers, ancient history). The noun ancient is a word for an aged person, or the civilized peoples of ancient times (philosophy of the ancients). A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun in a sentence. The pronouns that take the…
Ancient Egyptians invented the clock and the 365 day calendar. They used various forms of astronomy in order to discern various facts, including the time of year, so that they could prepare for important events (namely, the yearly flooding of the River Nile). The Ancient Egyptians produced basic machinery, for purposes such as farming, which often used pulley mechanisms. Alcoholic beverages were produced by the Ancient Egyptians.
It's difficult to give an exact number beause it depends on how you define an alphabet and how you distinguish one from another. If you are talking about basic writing systems, Europe has about 6: Latin (Used by most of Western Europe) Greek Cyrillic Armenian Georgian Hebrew (used by Yiddish speakers) If you are talking about each language's version of a basic alphabet, there are more than 300.