The system of writing developed by the Sumerians was called Cuneiform.
The Sumerians used a type of writing called Cuneiform. It started in the early B.C.E. years c.3,000 and used pictograpghs. It lasted for awhile, but was gone by the comm…on era (A.D.).
the sumerians writing was called cuniform, and it was signifigant because it was the world's first writing system Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_Sumerians_…writing_called_and_why_is_it_so_significant#ixzz28ejLPU3Z
The Sumerians developed a writing system of wedge-shaped strokes which influenced the style of scripts in the fertile crescent for the next 3000 years. Over time all of the di…verse writing systems, which encompass both logophonetic, consonantal alphabetic, and syllabic systems, became known as cuneiform.
cuneiform was the system of writing that the Sumerians invented if you are in sixth grade this is a question you will be getting in social studies! have fun with it :)
Because it was the first form of writing in http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_was_the_Sumerian_writing_system_so_significant# ..
To meet the needs of business
Sumer invented the writing system to help the king keep track of the taxes people owed based on the amount of food they had.Then it advanced into ways to talk with eachother a… little later on.
They needed to keep of goods they traded.They also wanted to label goods.