predynastic

adjective
pre·​dy·​nas·​tic | \ ˌprē-dī-ˈna-stik How to pronounce predynastic (audio) \
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, in the meaning defined above

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“Predynastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predynastic. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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