“Writing and Record Keeping in Mesopotamia” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
- Describe the “envelopeâ€, seal, and the early Mesopotamian writing process, and discuss expectations of record-keeping. Identify the issue being kept “on file,â€ and comment on what this reveals about Mesopotamian society in 1500 BC and the primary ways it compares to modern society in these respects.
- Chapter 2 (pp. 34, 38-42), early Mesopotamian writing; seal
- University of Chicagoâ€™s Oriental Institute: Tablet and envelope at http://oi.uchicago.edu/museum/highlights/meso.html; scroll down to the item called â€œClay Tablet and Envelopeâ€. Click on the color and black and white images and read the captions and information.