Cuneiform and the Sumerians 30th Century BC
The three pictures above that are of different forms of cuneiform are all similar in that they are each made up of symbols that look similar, and they are each carved into clay. There are many differences between them too though. Both forms of Sumerian cuneiform are separated into different blocks and the Akkadian cuneiform is separated into rows.
Nomadic civilization is a group of people that move from place to place and never permanently live in one place. The Sumerians created cuneiform as a way to keep track of business transactions. The Sumerians used a wedge shaped stylus to carve symbols into clay. A pictogram is a graphic symbol used to represent meaning through its resemblance to an actual object. A pictogram is different than a ideogram because an ideogram represents an idea or a concept.