Inertia, by which I mean, at this particular moment, my tendency to fix on one topic and ride it to death, regardless of any other considerations. In my review of Chinese prehistory, I’ve found a large gap in the anthropological record. There has been much made of early discoveries in China and their possible implications for human evolution, but it appears that modern human habitation of China is comparatively recent and follows a lengthy gap. Since my view of Asiatic history for these periods is excessively restricted, I will have to set this a side. For the history of India, I am looking at the Vedic age.