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For laborers making textile they get paid in grains

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manufactured by the hundreds of thousands for ration bowls. For laborers making textile, they get paid in grains and not money. Now we get development of sign system but not writing yet to communicate how many sheeps? How many baskets of grains? Etc. the folks in the uruk period build relationship with their environment and people are adjusting to it. -early writing 3200 B.C. on clay for short term. -The Early Dynastic Period (2900-2350 B.C.)- first named rulers!! So we get a sense of who is organizing what. There were multiple languages in upper and lower Mesopotamia. Both of them spoke Akkadian for trade and communication. Tablets started to form and it would tell us about things like big public feasts and the liveliness of the ancient cities. We also get spectacular burials to show who is in power like queen puabi full of gold stuff. There were also human sacrifices buried with her which might have been her a dozen women servants. Oxens and chariots and groomsmen were also buried with her. Real power differential in the leaders. You can also see temple architecture, very elaborate temples which a big focus on public activity. -The epic of Gilgamesh-illustrate that we are starting to write things down about real life. It encompasses what it means to be a powerful individual and a powerful Uruk! It talks about songs and heroes.
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