Cuneiform

Cuneiform script, an ancient wedge-shaped script of Mesopotamia and Persia, is one of the earliest pictographic forms of written expression that emerged in Sumer around the 30th century BC. In the Iron Age Neo-Assyrian Empire, Cuneiform writing was replaced by alphabetic writing and was extinct by the beginning of the Common Era.

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Cuneiform

How was cuneiform used to express complex ideas?

Because it was sharp

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What is a highly developed society is called?

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What effect did the invention of cuneiform writing have other cultures in mesopotamia?

cuneiform was one of the first or the first writing system, it made other cultures insignificant and not as technologically advanced. It gave the other cultures a need for a writing system and a reason to begin becoming more advanced in society.

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What did cuneiform imprints stand for?

cuneiform imprints stood for objects, activities, or sounds.

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Did an artisan kept records in cuneiform?

False

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Hieroglyphic and cuneiform systems provided the basis for the development of?

Recording history

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What are some of the benefits and drawbacks of keeping records in cuneiform on clay tablets?

Benefits

  • prevented fraud (e.g. trade)
  • kept records of the past
  • new way to communicate
Drawbacks
  • hard to carry around because it was made in clay tablets
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What two professions were created as a result of the development of cuneiform in Mesopotamia?

scribe and bureaucrat both involve writing of some sorts

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What were the tools or materials needed to write in cuneiform?

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What allowed ancient Mesopotamia to flourish as it did?

I'd say the three main factors would have been 1)The Tigris and Euphrates rivers at the time rendered the region incredibly fertile, thus allowing large amounts of food to be grown and a larger population was supportable 2)At it's height Mesopotamian civilization was far more developed socially and technologically than most other cultures, their sophisiticated laws and advanced military organization and technology would have the lent the region a greater degree of stability than others at the time allowing them to further develop. 3)The surrounding desert would have detered all but the most determined nomadic raiders from attacking the cities in the fertile crescent, again lending greater stability to the region.


Also, the Tigris and Euphrates River allow people to have a food surplus and not everyone had to be farmers so people can make there civilization more complex.
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What is three ways the Sumerians made use of Cuneiform?

  1. Sumerians invented cuneiform to keep track of business dealings.
  2. Sumerians used cuneiform to trade with people who lived in lands that were hundreds and even thousands of miles away.
  3. People used cuneiform to keeps records of new ideas and easily pass them from generation to generation.
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Why are modern historians able to understand stories told by the ancient Sumerians?

The stories were written down in cuneiform.

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Why why were scribes so important to sumerian society?

Scribes probably wrote down every important detail about the king and priest's meetings and requirements to please the god protecting the city-state.

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What is cuneiform?

What is cuneiform

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Which phrase best describes cuneiform writing?

It was chisel marks on clay tablets.

A system of writing that allowed people to record complex ideas for the first time

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What did the symbols in the cuneiform system represent?

They represent syllables or words.

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How was Cuneiform used to express ideas?

It was used for trade and buisness

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What did sumerians use to write with on cuneiform?

They used reeds :>

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Where is the place that held the key to unlocking cuneiform writing?

Persia, wich is modern day Iran.

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How many letters are in the cuneiform alphabet?

37

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Why is Cuneiform important?

Cuneiform was important because:

It was used for recordkeeping.

It was one of the first writing systems. It helped archeologists understand Sumerian society.

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True or false an artisan kepy records in cuneiform?

True

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Phoenicia

How are the Phoenician alphabet and cuneiform writing different?

The Phoenician Alphabet was a phonetic system with 22 letters that represent consonants.

The Cuneiform system used pictographs to represent entire words and concepts, and had many thousands of characters.

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Why was cuneiform writing better than picture writing?

It was much easier to create it in stone or clay tablets.

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Who would be most likely to analyze a tablet with cuneiform to determine what goods were traded by the merchants of Ur?

A historian would be most likely to analyze a tablet with cuneiform to determine what goods were traded by the merchants of Ur.

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