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They razed the walls of conquered cities and installed governors backed by garrisons of Akkadian troops. They gave land to soldiers to ensure their loyalty. Being of Semitic stock, they adapted the cuneiform (kyoo-NEE-uh-form) system of writing used for Sumerian (discussed later in the chapter) to express their own language. e. ). Through campaigns of conquest and marriage alliances, this dynasty of five kings flourished for a century. Although not controlling territories as extensive as those of the Akkadians, they maintained tight control by means of a rapidly expanding bureaucracy of administrators and obsessive recordkeeping.

E. E. E. E. E. E. E. E. E. Neolithic (New Stone Age); earliest agriculture NOTES 1. 2. 3. 4. Colin McEvedy and Richard Jones, Atlas of World Population History (New York: Penguin Books, 1978), 13–15. Colin Renfrew, Archaeology and Language: The Puzzle of Indo-European Origins (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 125, 150. Luigi Cavalli-Sforza, L. Luca, Paolo Menozzi, and Alberto Piazza, The History and Geography of Human Genes (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994). James Mellaart, Çatal Hüyük: A Neolithic Town in Anatolia (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967), 202.

E. built up armies of well-trained and well-paid full-time soldiers. e. horses appeared in western Asia, and the horse-drawn chariot came into vogue. Infantry found themselves at the mercy of swift chariots carrying a driver and an archer who could easily run them down. Using increasingly effective siege machinery, Mesopotamian soldiers could climb over, undermine, or knock down the walls protecting the cities of their enemies. Mesopotamians used a base-60 number system in which numbers were expressed as fractions or multiples of 60 (in contrast to our base-10 system; this is the origin of the seconds and minutes we use today).

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