The most substantial A-Group cemetery [11-H-6] in the region was located at at Saras West. This was briefly discussed in the preliminary report on the 1964-1965 season (Mills and Nordstrom 1966: 7-10). Containing at least 47 graves of pits, more than half of which appeared to be largely undisturbed, these contained an interesting range of artefacts including many Egyptian imports, of types well-known from the Second Cataract region, and further north. One illustration of the material found in Grave 16, which included a cylinder seal, was included in that report.
A range of imported Egyptian pottery and red-polished and red-polished black-topped (RP-BT) wares, some with ripple burnishing, from Grave 16. This included a cylinder seal as well as grindstones and palettes, and a chert blade (original illustration prepared by A J Mills in 1965). Some record photographs of these, from the ASSN archive, are posted below.
Several examples of well-known ‘A-Group’ red-painted vessels were found in other graves (see below) in this cemetery