Mesopotamian Culture

Lauren Achter, Kyra Manfredi, Kaylee Merlino and Mia Woo

Introduction

Today there are many people in the world with different cultures, but what is culture? Culture is religion, writing, art, architecture, innovations, and achievements. Culture is the way that people express their way of life. There is culture today because the world has done things to make life easier. Like, religion, writing, architecture, innovations, and achievements, it has all been created by people. Religion controlled and determined most of the daily life activities. Writing changed the way business dealings were done and history was kept. Architecture impacted the study of mathematics, science, and engineering. Innovations allowed for the creation of job specialization and created a wider gap between social classes. Achievements paved the way for more complex economic and military systems. The culture developments during the River Valley civilizations made the largest impact on the people.

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Achievements

Achievements paved the way for more complex economic and military systems.


  • One achievement was when they had a surplus of food, crops, and animals.
  • Another achievement was that they were the first people to use the wheel for transportation.
  • The next achievement was that they invented the first clock called the sundial, which made them divide the days into hours, minutes, and seconds.
  • They also developed the first government system to run the city, which led to written laws that concerned the rights of that individual.
  • Lastly, they discovered many of the basic tools we use today. (Examples: The wheel, arch, chisel, saw, lever, and pulley.)

Innovations

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Writing in Mesopotamia

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Architecture

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Religion

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Conclusion

During the River Valley civilizations, the cultural developments made the largest impact. Religion controlled and determined most of the daily life activities. Writing changed the way business dealings were done and history was kept. Architecture impacted the study of mathematics, science, and engineering. Innovations allowed for the creation of job specialization and created a wider gap between social classes. Achievements paved the way for complex economic and military systems. As you can see culture is very important in River Valley Civilizations.