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.
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.