When I try to summarize my progress on a regular basis, it seems that my attention is more drawn to what I haven’t done yet that than what I have. In the Middle East, there is still a significant gap in Levantine peoples, although there I do have a few notes in Egypt and North Africa. The developments of Interior East Africa I had been working on are filling in an important gap, since these had an influence on early Egypt on these regions.. I also have connections to the prehistory of India. Although earlier work in archaeology focused heavily on Europe during this period, for the time being I am mostly setting this aside. Getting stone age developments closer to this period will be helpful in the next pass. Although I am making progress in the development of social institutions, these are not strongly tied to hunting and gathering societies.