Name the three main social classes in Sumerian society?
Sumerian Social Classes
The Sumerian society was divided into three social classes: nobles commoners/craftsmen farmers/slaves
sumerian social classes
Nobles The nobles consisted of Priests, Officials, and Royals. Very small group in the total population.
Commoners/Craftsmen Workers for the nobles and palaces. Held jobs involving farming, fishing, and crafting.
Farmers/Slaves 90% of the population were farmers. Slaves mostly worked on Palace building projects and were owned by the palace.
Which social class would you want to be in?
How was the social structure of the Sumerians similar to other societies?
Label the 3 social classes of Sumerian society.
Give a short description of each of the social classes of the Sumerian society.