1924 Hemamieh

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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.

Guy Brunton led work at cemeteries of later periods around Hemamieh, and these tombs were numbered between 1500 and 2100 (excavation marks 24/1500 - 24/2100).  Numbers in the 6500 range were for a few graves found by Miss Caton-Thompson in the settlement north of Hemamieh.

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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