Post-Meroitic pottery examples

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.

Pottery from 16-R-4, Ambikol East, from a cemetery with c.40 heavily plundered post-Meroitic graves
Pottery from 16-R-7, Ambikol West, a cemetery with c.40 post-Meroitic grave, a few with tumuli, and c.60+ medieval (Christian).
Pottery from a small cemetery 16-U-5, Melik en Nasr East. In this area, most jars were rather crudely made handmade vessels. While the well-known mass-produced wheelmade cups and goblets were common in the Batn al-Hajar, wheelmade jars and other larger vessels appear rather less common.