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Reed upon the Summerians A linguistic study
القصب عند السومريين (دراسة لغوية)

Author: Nawala A.AL-Mutwali نوالة احمد المتولي
Journal: Adab AL Rafidayn اداب الرافدين ISSN: 03782867 Year: 2012 Issue: 61 Pages: 297-332
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل


Reed one of the important materials in southern part of Mesopotamia, specially in the area of Marches, the Mesopotamians used reed since earlier periods, reed was use for architecture, canal works, fuel, various crafts (reed mats, reed baskets, etc.), and also as fodder for various animals. The most important sources for studying reed, is the cuneiform inscriptions, these cuneiform inscriptions records a number of reed bundles, and the names of various who were responsible of their production, several activities of reed work, and also reed workers, especially the cuneiform texts dated to the Ur III and the Old Babylonian Periods.

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