1924 Hemamieh

Type of fieldwork: 
Excavation
Season summary: 

Excavations at Hemamieh indicate that there was occupation in the Predynastic period from the Badarian to late Naqada II period.

Caton-Thompson also recovered evidence for nine "hut circles" comprised of mud brick. A wattle and daub superstructure with mud-plastered floors was excavated but material remains were unclear whether these were human residences or shelters for food supplies and animals.

Relevant archive holdings: 
London, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Caton-Thompson's photograph album from 1924 (Badari, Qau and Hemamieh)

Archive Documents

Relevant publications: 

Catalogue of Egyptian antiquities : found by Prof. Flinders Petrie and students at Qau and Hamamieh, 1924 ; exhibited at University College, Gower St., London, July 4th to July 26th / British School of Archaeology in Egypt. 1924. London. 

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