3,600-year-old disposable cup shows even our ancestors hated doing dishes

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I read about a dig where many small unfired clay cups about the size of a BigMac box where found scattered. Tracing the pattern back to the source led to what was probably a food stall. So someone was selling food in disposable containers in antiquity.

inkseep1

Humans never change.

linklolthe3

I bet they even had their own kind of beer pong.

bladegmn

They also had novelty cups, one was found that had a clay penis poking up that would only be revealed after the liquid was drank.

farfetchedfrank

As someone in the catering business this is sort of fascinating to read. I can definitely imagine amature potters getting hired to mass produce these things and get a ton of experience in the process, it looks like it wasn’t made with any particular focus but speed.

assjackal