predynastic
Before the time of a dynasty

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  • predynastic — /pree duy nas tik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or belonging to a time or period before the first dynasty of a nation, esp. the period in Egypt before c3200 B.C. [1895 1900; PRE + DYNASTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • predynastic — [ˌpri:dɪ nastɪk, dʌɪ ] adjective relating to or denoting a period before the normally recognized dynasties, especially in ancient Egypt before about 3000 BC …   English new terms dictionary

  • predynastic — pre·dynastic …   English syllables

  • predynastic — pre dy•nas′tic adj …   From formal English to slang

  • predynastic — /pridəˈnæstɪk/ (say preeduh nastik), / daɪ / (say duy ) adjective of or relating to the period in Egypt before the first dynasty, generally taken as before 3200 BC …   Australian English dictionary

  • predynastic — adj. of or relating to a period before the normally recognized dynasties (esp. of ancient Egypt) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Predynastic Egypt — The Predynastic Period of Egypt (prior to 3100 BC) is traditionally the period between the Early Neolithic and the beginning of the Pharaonic monarchy beginning with King Narmer. However, the dates of the predynastic period were first defined… …   Wikipedia

  • Predynastic Period — (c. 5000–3100 BC)    The period in Egyptian history from the development of permanent settlements until the creation of the united Egyptian state with Dynasty I. The period is subdivided into the cultures named from the sites of el Badari and… …   Ancient Egypt

  • CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE —     PREDYNASTIC PERIOD (c.5000 3100 BC)     Scorpion before 3100 BC     UNIFICATION OF EGYPT (c.3100 BC)     ARCHAIC PERIOD     First Dynasty c.3100 2890 BC     Narmer (Menes) c.3100 ? BC Aha c.3070 BC     Djer c.3042 2995 BC     Den c.2985 2930… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Egyptian Periods —    Predynastic Egypt 5000 BC to 3200 BC; Dynastic Egypt 3200 BC to 2700 BC. During this period, they began to develop their society, laws and religion; The Old Kingdom 2700 BC to 2260 BC. This period saw advancement in their knowledge of… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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