Feb 16 - Wenke and Olszewski 341 – 362

Answer two of the following three questions in a two part answer of no more than 200 words each. 1. Describe the sequence of changes in settlement patterns in Mesopotamia from the earliest Neolithic settlements in the region (part of Wednesday's reading) through the Sumerian civilization. 2. What was the role of early writing in Southwest Asian complex societies. WHen did it develop and what can it tell us about these early states? 3. Describe the changing role of crafts specialists through time in the region.