Cuneiform script is one of the earliest systems of writing, distinguished by its
wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus.
The Sumerians were one of the earliest urban societies to emerge in the world, in
Southern Mesopotamia more than 5000 years ago. They developed a writing ...
Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of
Mesopotamia c. 3500-3000 BCE. It is considered the most significant...
May 26, 2015 ... Distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, cuneiform script is the
oldest form of writing in the world, first appearing even earlier ...
The earliest writing we know of dates back to around 3,000 B.C.E. and was
probably invented by the Sumerians, living in major cities with centralized
The Mesopotamian basin was the birthplace of writing. The Cuneiform writing
system developed here was the first form of communication beyond the use of ...
Over time, the need for writing changed and the signs developed into a script we
call cuneiform. Over thousands of years, ...
Pictograms, or drawings representing actual things, were the basis for cuneiform
writing. As shown in the chart, early pictograms resembled the objects they ...
Cuneiform Tablet (USCARC 6631). In the late fourth and third milleniums B.C. a
people called the Sumerians began to develop a writing system called ...
In about 3200 BC temple officials in Sumer develop a reliable and ... these
practical jottings in Sumer are the first steps in writing.