Sunday, August 1, 2021

Ancient beverage packaging

The development of food and beverage packaging has evolved as man’s lifestyle has changed. For a very long period of time, people simply ate what they could gather in their immediate surroundings.

People in the Stone Age have consumed their food where they found it and put leftovers in natural vessels such as hollow tree trunks and ornamental zucchini, hollow stone pieces, shells of sea creatures, trees, leaves and shells. Animal skins were also a good option for tying up food and hitting the road.

The first evidence of pottery and glass being made was about 7000 B.C., yet industrialization of the process by the Egyptians was not seen until about 1500 B.C. Made from base materials (limestone, soda, sand and silica), which were in plentiful supply, all ingredients were simply melted together and molded while hot.

It is also known that Phoenicians, Persians and Turks made bottles by inflating liquid glass in the years B.C. 3000. Research shows that packaging is an activity closely related to social development and that its past extends to the beginning of mankind. In 250 BC during the Babylonia Empire, glass became easier to produce but was still outside the realm for wine storage.

Several thousand years prior to the rise of the Roman Empire, amphoras made from clay to transport wine constitute the first examples of industrial and shipment packaging. The first example of consumer packaging were glass bottles used to carry perfumes in ancient Egypt. winemakers from Mesopotamia and Egypt would store their wine in amphorae, clay flasks.

These vessels played an important role in regard to the Ancient Greece and Roman’s trading success, in that amphorae served in a similar manner to modern-day shipping containers.
Ancient beverage packaging

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