History[ edit ] Early writing tablet recording the allocation of beer in southern Iraq— BC The cuneiform writing system was in use for more than three millennia, through several stages of development, from the 31st century BC down to the second century AD.
They possess some of the most advanced technology in the entire galaxy, with special emphasis placed on their skills in Genetic Engineering. Credited with the creation of mankindEngineers are believed to have been beneficent Creators of sorts who sailed the stars terraforming primordial celestial bodies and seeding them with the foundations of biological life.
As such, they are revered by some as gods by the species they created. Contents [ show ] Name The name "Engineer" was given by Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway due to the lifeform being responsible for "engineering" the human race.
Before the release of Prometheusthe Engineers were originally dubbed as the "Space Jockeys". The nickname was attached to it during production on Alien. Scott has stated he has no idea who christened the creature.
People needed something to call this creature, and somehow Space Jockey stuck. Their "scientific" name is "Mundus gubernavi" Universal Pilot. The Engineers are extremely pale-white, hairless and humanoid due to their subterranean nature, with two arms and legs, higher nose bridge, raised brow ridges, and said to have staring, "dead seeming" eyes.
The veins underneath their skin are visible, and their pupils are in the shape of oblong plus-symbols. The Engineers are feet tall and breathe oxygen just like human beings. However, this Engineer was outfitted with a biomechanical pressure suit that probably also increased its strength and durability by working as a biotechnological power suit.
Fire and Stonea physical fight between an experienced Predator and an Engineer shows the latter to be far stronger with it dominating the fight, shrugging off a plasma bolt and heavily wounding the predator, causing it to rely on its stealth tactics, equipment and the aid of a human to defeat the Engineer.
Comments by director Ridley Scott suggested that the Engineers from Planet 4 were the civilians and the ones from LV were a militant type. Engineers have a lifespan of around years.
They are hostile on sight. Either they hate all life-forms, or they have a particular problem with their creations. We fight back against everything. Which is why having Ahab in our corner helps.
We are at the bottom of the food chain. Why would something so evidently advanced act with such hostility against its own creations? Life and Death Though not much is known about the Engineers, it is shown that the Engineers have displayed advanced forms of culture that exist within their society, such as language, visual arts, music and clothing.
On audio commentary of Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott explained that the large stone heads inside the Citadel on Planet 4 represent the six Elders of the entire civilization: The intellects, the artists, wise men.
Relation to the Xenomorphs and other races "The accelerant material is potent, Captain Foster. Maybe the Engineer and his kind are frightened of what a child race like us might do if we get our hands on it.Lojban language logo; Many science fiction novels have noted how difficult, illogical, unscientific, and inefficient the English language is (did you know that "ghoti" should be pronounced "fish?").It is certainly a burden for people to learn as a second language, and even more so to try and teach to an alien race.
Cuneiform or Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of writing, was invented by the Sumerians.
It is distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus. The name cuneiform itself simply means "wedge shaped".. Emerging in Sumer in the late fourth millennium BC (the Uruk IV . This book is short but precise and provides a brief introduction for anyone interested in the development of writing in this critical time in world history.
From the origin and development, through the process of decipherment to the problem of fake inscriptions it is a worthwhile initiativeblog.coms: An Engineer in a Bio-Suit. The Engineers are extremely pale-white, hairless and humanoid due to their subterranean nature, with two arms and legs, higher nose bridge, raised brow ridges, and said to have staring, "dead seeming" eyes.
Cuneiform writing has been found at Amarna in Egypt, in the form of an alphabet at Ugarit, and among the Hittites who used it to render their own Indo-European language.” [Source: John Alan Halloran, initiativeblog.com] Book: “A Manual of Sumerian Grammar and Texts,” by John L.
Hayes is a good introduction to Sumerian writing. Cuneiform is a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia c.
BCE. It is considered the most significant among the many cultural contributions of the Sumerians and the greatest among those of the Sumerian city of Uruk which advanced the writing of .