Madalyn, Cassandra, Emily
Culture is the beliefs, traditions, food, dance, etc that a civilization shares. Culture is extremely important to a civilization. We have culture because it shapes our lifestyles. Culture describes our religion, the things we do and how we do them. The 5 main ways that culture was impacted are the following: architecture; religion; writing; innovations; and achievements. Religion impacted Mesopotamian culture. People in Mesopotamia worshiped their gods everyday. The act of writing gave them the ability to keep records about the offerings to the gods and the amount of food production through farming. Through their own innovations, people lived more efficiently. For example, they inventing the wheel and were the first civilization to ever write the written word. They even performed complex mathematics. Achievements impacted the way people lived. In Mesopotamia a big achievement was a Sundial. It was used to determine the time of the day.The culture during the River Valley civilizations made the largest impact on the people.
Culture Photo Gallery
Scultures were made by the people to be left in the Ziggurat, to worship the god , while they were gone at work.
The Clay Tablet was used to write. The clay tablet would be laid in the sun to dry, to make a perminit record.
The Ziggurat was a place you go to worship the god. Also the priests were only allowed to go to the top. The gods lived at the top of the Ziggurat.
A sundial helped the meopatins , by knowing the time of the day.
A Stylus is a tool that the people used , to carve the writing into the clay tablet.
This statue was sculpted out of clay. It was made to protect the ziggurat and the god who lived at the top.
Chariots helped the Mesopatamians fight in war. Chariots helped them go faster.
Worshiping Their God
In Mesopotamia, worshiping their gods was very important to the people.
The houses in Mesopotamia were based on what you had or what you did not have. If you had a one story house it would show that you do not have much. If you live in a two story home or bigger it would show that you have more money.
The people in mesopotamia had many achievements, such as wheels, chariots, and many other weapons that they would use during wars, and battles.
They were very successful in weapon making. They were able to create many different weapons with their resources. They created spears, bows, arrows, dagers, and sling shots.
The people made a military and weapons so that they will be able to fight to keep their land if anyone wanted to conquer it.
Mesopotamia was the first of the four civilizations to create writing. This occurred in 3100 B.C.
The greatest impact on people was made by the culture during the River Valley civilizations. Religion impacted Mesopotamian culture (people in Mesopotamia worshiped their gods everyday). The act of writing gave them the ability to keep records about the offerings to the gods and the amount of food production through farming. Through their own innovations, people lived more efficiently. For example, they inventing the wheel and were the first civilization to ever write the written word. They even performed complex mathematics. Achievements impacted the way people lived. In Mesopotamia a big achievement was a Sundial. Also, architecture impacted the study of mathematics, science and engineering. The more people built, the more they improved in science, mathematics and engineering.