Why did early civilizations develop forms of writing?

a) to express themselves artistically

b) to write books for people to read

c) to make and keep records

d) to communicate with people who were far away

2 Answer

  • C. to make and keep records
  • Answer:

    The correct answer is option c) "to make and keep records".


    Writing was created in most ancient civilizations in order to have a system to make and keep records. One of the most used ancient writing system was the Cuneiform, which was invented by the Sumerians around 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia. The Cuneiform was invented to keep records of goods and activity and was used by the Babylonians, Akkadians, the Hittites, and the Assyrians.