Most of the pottery used in the region is of well-known mass-produced ‘X-Group’ types. At some sites however, there are finds of more crudely manufactured handmade wares, presumably made locally. Relatively few wheelmade jars were found; at some sites most jars were handmade. This could relate to limited access to workshops producing these, while smaller vessels, such as cups and goblets, may have been more easily transported, and more widely distributed (?). The production/supply of such vessels may also have been variable through time; some larger types of wheelmade jars types, for example, may have only been produced quite late in the post-Meroitic period. Before that, these may have been made locally.