CC Cycle 1 Week 1 The Sumerian language, an isolate written in cuneiform. The most banal things (accounting records for example) give us an extraordinary glimpse into the everyday life in ancient Sumer.
The Anglo Saxons spoke Germanic languages and were not very good at reading and writing. Instead They used symbols called runes. Whereas the Britains who were pushed westward understood the Roman language of Latin and could read and write.