Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to that period of ancient Egypt which preceded the first-known dynasty.
- adj. Before the time of a dynasty
- pre- + dynastic (Wiktionary)
“Senet, a board game from predynastic and ancient Egypt, is the oldest board game whose ancient existence has been confirmed, dating to circa 3500 BC.”
“In addition to conservation of the Fort (the 4,700-year-old mud-brick ceremonial enclosure of King Khasekhemwy), the season included excavation at a predynastic kiln site (HK 11), and the completion of the excavation of Tomb 23 in the elite cemetery (HK6).”
“I should be peer-editing over a dozen poems for my Advanced Poetry class, or studying a chronology of predynastic Egyptian civilization for a test, or educating my stupid gaijin (translate to: "Western Devil" -- it's nowhere near literal, but damned close to the intent and humor) ass in time for that test.”
“We also found this potsherd incised with a very strange design reminiscent of the predynastic form of the cow goddess Hathor with stars in her horns marking the rising of the star Sothis, which marked the New Year and the coming of the life giving flood of the Nile.”
“The surface of Hierakonpolis is covered in predynastic potsherds and other artifacts, as a result of fertilizer digging and wind deflation.”
“These invaders were both culturally and politically superior to the native predynastic population and swiftly established themselves as rulers of the country.”
“As a result, the low desert at Hierakonpolis looks like the valleys of the moon, with sand-filled pits surrounded by mountains of discarded predynastic artifacts that were of no interest to the farmers, who only wanted the midden in which they were found.”
“Obsidian (right) was a rare and highly prized material in predynastic Egypt.”
“They are of additional interest because by this time, the Egyptians had not been making blacktopped pottery, one of the hallmarks of the early and middle predynastic period for over 200 years.”
“The excavations of 1985 and 1986 revealed two main phases for the temple complex: one very rich phase dating to the period of the predynastic called Nagada IIC, roughly 3400 B.C., and another dating to Nagada IID and early Nagada III (about 3200 B.C.), when the complex does not seem to have been especially well off and may have fallen into disrepair.”
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