Economy and trade start to get together as factors in

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economy and trade start to get together as factors in organizing people’s labor and organizing goods back and forth. Still no money and no writing in this time period. People are keeping track by keeping tokens in clay ball. A way to keep people honest. The intercommunity of goods and interests. Sharing of material attributes of pottery and where upper and lower Mesopotamia meets each other. first knitting together of upper and lower where we see temples and exchange of goods and distribution of pots. Increasing size and diversity in these public institutions. How it starts out and how it progresses. -The Uruk period (4200-3000 B.C.)-comes along after this trade and token system. You get the first cities ever in this period!!!! All these processes make it possible for larger and larger people to get together. cities are easy to spot because they are big. We also get new kinds of trends but not writings yet. We are getting a token system that is evolving into a record system. We find the “eye” symbol everywhere so this might some kind of symbol of all seeing eye or something. We don’t know but we know this idol is getting manufactured and used. Bavarian bowl- manufactured by the hundreds of thousands for ration bowls. For laborers making textile,
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  • Fall '08
  • SCHACHNER
  • Mesopotamia, Time Period, Early Dynastic Period, new kinds, lower Mesopotamia, upper-got higher elevations

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