How did cuneiform affect Mesopotamian civilizations?
As a form of writing, cuneiform gave Mesopotamian civilizations a means of keeping accurate records and, after the development of phonetic writing, expressing abstract ideas in writing. This had profound consequences, which included:
- the rise of a small literate class that led to increased social specialization and bureaucracy.
- the ability to record historical events for posterity....
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