Ancient Akkadian Civilization



The Akkadians traded: wood for ships, stone for tools and tin and copper to make bronze.

Writing and Symbols

Akkadians used Sumero- Akkadian cuneiform.

They used wedge shaped symbols inscribed on clay tablets with a reed stylus. When they placed clay tokens in a clay container, they would make the shape of a token on the outside for however many tokens were put into the box to fewer the confusion of how many were put in there.

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Clay Tokens

The clay tokens were how they kept a count on agricultural and manufactured goods.


People in Mesopotamia spoke different forms of semitic language. The Akkadians spoke east semitic Akkadian.