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5,000-year-old pay stub shows that ancient workers were paid in beer

5,000-year-old pay stub shows that ancient workers were paid in beer

Writing in New Scientist, Alison George explains what's written on the 5,000-year-old tablet: "We can see a human head eating from a bowl, meaning 'ration,' and a conical vessel, meaning 'beer.' Scattered around are scratches recording the amount of beer for a particular worker."

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Thanks to one miraculously preserved pay stub, we now know that bribing employees with beer is a practice as old as employment itself.
 
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