The A-Group spread to Ta-Sety in the early Naqada II period and was Naqada II culturally. See Bruce Trigger et al., Ancient Egypt: A Social History (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ., 1983), p. 6, fig. 1.1; p. 28, fig. 1.2. The population was very similar to Late Naqadan and early Dynastic Upper Egyptian, see El-Batrawi, “The Racial History of Egypt and Nubia Part 2, ” p. 144; linguistically they were Egyptian, as their hieroglyphs are those of the later pharaonic culture.