Writing on clay was an inexpensive yet permanent way of recording transactions. The fact that the Sumerians shared their land with Semitic-speaking Akkadians was important because the Akkadians had to turn the Sumerian logographic writing into phonetic syllabic writing in order to use cuneiform to represent phonetically the spoken words of the Akkadian language.
Sumerian Accomplishments We know from relieve sculptures dating to 850 BC that the Sumerians were capable of using the wheel. This sets them apart, as perhaps the first culture to fuse art and technology. The Sumerians employed a system of counting that is based on 60, and a circle of 360 degrees-this system was used to measure time. It was a basis for calculating like our decimal system--it allowed for multiplication tables, square roots, cubes…
What was the most important discovery invention or idea that the Babylonians adopted from the Sumerians and why was it so important?
The most important thing that the Babylonians adopted from the Sumerians was probably their alphabet. Hammurabi's Code was written in the text used by the Sumerians. The Sumerian priests wrote the aspects of their religion in that text. If the Babylonians hadn't adopted the Sumerian text then they never would've discovered the religion. they invented the giant penis. ni**ers. they always mess stuff up.