predynastic

adjective pre·dy·nas·tic \ ˌprē-dī-ˈna-stik \
variants: or pre-dynastic

Definition of predynastic

: occurring before a dynasty; especially : occurring before the ancient Egyptian dynasties ruling from about 3400 b.c.
  • the predynastic period/age
  • predynastic rulers
often capitalized in this specific sense
  • … the fine plum-red ware that is a hallmark of Predynastic culture …
  • —Michael Allen Hoffman

First Known Use of predynastic

1898

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