image to the right shows a male twin pot on a tomb in Guduf. Please
note the two small openings.
are four lines of evidence that suggest a connection between the DGB sites
and the Godaliy area:
- oral tradition
(unfortunately not well confirmed by the Godaliy themselves)
- in ceramics a concern
for pots with very restricted openings
- a concern for smooth,
semi-coursed, stone facades on special kinds of structures, and
- iron chains common
to the two areas though the dating of the archaeological example is
uncertain and its association with the DGB culture unproven
Taken together these
make a reasonable case for a connection though the nature of that connection
and whether it was established through migration remains to be proven.
In the light of the
preliminary radiocarbon dates received for the DGB sites a connection
to the formation of the Wandala state must also be considered.