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Unformatted text preview: population became literate. Massive archives of texts were recovered from the archaeological contexts of Old Babylonian scribal schools, through which literacy was disseminated. This relates to the emergence of a state because since they started to keep track in WRITING of what their society did it allowed for them to trade, govern and teach the inhabitants of Mesopotamia. We know that it is a state because of the written records the archaeologists discovered. We learned about their religion and daily lives through their writing. Mesopotamian religion was the first to be recorded. Mesopotamians believed that the world was a flat disc surrounded by a huge, holed space, and above that, heaven . They also believed that water was everywhere, the top, bottom and sides, and that the universe was born from this enormous sea....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ANTHRO 150 taught by Professor Sugerman during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
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