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This picture demonstrates gender roles in Mesopotamia because women's main priority was to care for their children. The woman in the picture above is taking care of her infant baby. The women in Mesopotamia would usually take care of their kids for at least the first year of their life or until the child could help the family. Women in Mesopotamia were expected to care for their children while the father or man of the household was out farming. The woman in the picture above shows that since the mother's main priority was to care for the children, that she did the best that she could and gave all she could give to raise the child. This is shown because the basket the woman made exhibits that it took a long time to weave the basket. The woman also looks like she hasn't taken care of herself as much as the baby. This shows that the baby was the womans main priority.

external image bani_walid_mus_peasants_dromedary.jpg This artifact shows one of the earliest ways of farming in Mesopotamia. The plow was a very helpful tool in the Mesopotamian culture and the invention of it benefited the society as a whole. In the picture above, it shows that a man is using the plow. The man (in order to be using a plow) must live on a farm or own a farm. This picture shows many roles of the man in the Mesopotamian time period. The first thing it shows is that since men were usually more built for more physical labor they did most of if not all of the farming. The picture also shows that men were the breadwinners of the household. The artifact above shows this because he is taking in the crop that he grew and he owns a plow, a camel, and decent clothing. This shows that he is the breadwinner because when you don't do anything to earn money you don't receive money. Since women cared for the kids the men did the farming.