A predynastic agrarian culture of the period 4500–3250bc in Egypt, named after the site of El Badari in Middle Egypt. Its most distinctive material culture is its fine pottery, thin‐walled and ripple‐burnished, with a black band around the top of brown or red walls. Long‐distance trade was carried out by Badarian communities who also developed the use of native copper for making beads. Barley and wheat were grown and cattle and sheep herded. Flax was grown and made into linen.