Flinders Petrie lived in a tent and a basic house at the site from February 4 until June 23rd in relative isolation. He also explored a number of other sites.
Petrie notes in the publication that a number of small pottery figures were retained for future distiribution.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1885-1888. Tanis, 2 vols. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund 2; 4. London: Trübner & Co.