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Unformatted text preview: o Used for administration Tax record How o Economic transactions Who is getting what o Lexical lists This is what words look like when we right them down Early Sumerian Kings: multiple paths to ruler ship Gilgamesh ensi of Uruk o Lugal: warlord o Sangu: accountant o Ensi: human spouse of a citys god Queen Puabis cylinder seal Nin: queen or priestess (or both?) Akkadian name, not Sumerian Had a solid gold hat and a cape as well Her lady in waiting wore a lot of gold as well Why do elites arise? What do elites do? o Conflict models o Integration models? How do you become elite? o Entrepreneurial models Codifying laws and administering justice What the elites did Allocating water for irrigation minister of Canals mentioned in story of Gilgamesh...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course ANTH 2200 taught by Professor Dr.bamforth during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07