Sumer (/ˈsmər/) was one of the ancient civilizations and historical regions in southern Mesopotamia, modern-day southern Iraq, during the Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze ages. Although the earliest specimens of writing in the region do not go back much further than c. 2500 BC, modern historians have suggested that Sumer was first permanently settled between c. 5500 and 4000 BC by a non-Semitic people who spoke the Sumerian language (pointing to the names of cities, rivers, basic occupations, etc., as evidence).

These conjectured, prehistoric people are now called "proto-Euphrateans" or "Ubaidians", and are theorized to have evolved from the Samarra culture of northern Mesopotamia (Assyria). The Ubaidians (though never mentioned by the Sumerians themselves) are assumed by modern-day scholars to have been the first civilizing force in Sumer, draining the marshes for agriculture, developing trade, and establishing industries, including weaving, leatherwork, metalwork, masonry, and pottery.

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What Culture 13 Jan 2021
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Are these the good-old days?

News-Press Now 02 Jan 2021
A Wall Street Journal op-ed notes how adults, longing for the good-old days, lamented the way children speak hatefully to their parents ... It seems the ancient Sumerians also felt the pang of nostalgia ... They fought over politics ... Just remember, since the first Sumerian took a stylus to clay, people have always assumed that things have never been worse ... ....

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Live Mint 27 Dec 2020
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The Wrap 26 Dec 2020
... of Kush, Carthage, Ancient Rome and the Mayans ... Established sometime around 3300 BCE — making them contemporaneous with ancient Egypt and Sumerian cultures — the Indus River valley people created the earliest documented civilization in what is now known as South Asia....

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NME 21 Dec 2020
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Save the date: Ancient fruit set for 2027 UN honor after KSA bid

Arab News 21 Dec 2020
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The Mercury 20 Dec 2020
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NME 01 Dec 2020
Thanks to Game Of Thrones and its massive success, there has never been more money in TV. As a result, tellyheads have begun to expect a certain depth to the shows they binge ... Credit ... That was confusing because it grounded the story in [a different place]… I loved the Sumerian alphabet [from ancient Iraq] the most ... Credit ... Credit ... ....

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Game Rant 29 Nov 2020
The trailer gives some insight into the plot of this next title, with the setting being the Iraq war and elements of ancient Sumerian temples and supernatural creatures ... place in Iraq, where 12 archaeologists went missing in their quest to find ancient relics.1 Death Personified....

GUEST ESSAY: Time more than a fixture on the wall

Daily Messenger 27 Nov 2020
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Duluth News Tribune 25 Nov 2020
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The Lawton Constitution 18 Nov 2020
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