Mesopotamians

Their achievements

Technology

  • Achievement- Developed a writing system
  • Description- Developed a form of writing to record and communicate different types of information.
  • Impacts on Anc. Meso- They could now communicate with there surrounding people
  • Impact on modern society- We communicate in some ways by writing or feeling (Blind people)


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Farming

  • Achievement- Changed Houses
  • Description- Farmers changed their houses from reed houses to brick houses
  • Impacts on Anc. Meso- It made them for stable and sturdier
  • Impact on modern society- We now have lots of houses made out of brick, which makes them much more sturdy


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Medicine

  • Achievement- Hepatoscopy
  • Description- Used the livers of sacrificed animals to make their diagnosis.
  • Impacts on Anc. Meso- Helped the sick get better
  • Impact on modern society- We know have multiple kinds of medicines and hospitals to help the sick



Math

  • Achievement- Created Symbols
  • Description- Created 59 symbols from using only 2 symbols
  • Impacts on Anc. Meso- They started with only 2 symbols, and made 59 out of them; they created numerals which lead to starting math
  • Impact on modern society- We eventually developed our own numerals that we use today


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Buildings

  • Achievement- Molded mud-bricks by hand
  • Description- The earliest mud-bricks date to around 8000 B.C. and were moulded by hand and had a flat base and a round top
  • Impacts on Anc. Meso- They had somewhere to live, with a round top rain did not build up and soak through.
  • Impact on modern society- We eventually started making triangular type houses over time