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Ancient humans used the oldest-known drinking straws to sip beer out of communal party bowls, new study suggests

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An illustration of ancient people drinking beer from a communal vessel with long straws. Kelvin Wilson/Courtesy of Antiquity Publications Ltd
Silver and gold tubes discovered at a burial mound in the Caucasus may be the oldest-known drinking straws .
Archaeologists think ancient people used these three-foot straws to drink beer from a communal jug.
The tubes were buried with an individual in a lavish grave, suggesting a link to the ancient Sumerians.
Many ancient human societies loved beer. Bronze-Age Egyptians built factories to brew it. Foragers stored the fermented drink in a cave in...
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