I now have Asiatic peoples connected to century-level periods of history back through prehistory. I will be working Middle Eastern peoples forward through antiquity, since these peoples were at the forefront of civilization for so long. Western Civilization is not quite fully connected through Antiquity. African peoples have some way yet to go through Classical ad Medieval history, and American Indian peoples have a way to go through modern history. Communities are sufficiently connected, and I may want to consider pushing Asiatic communities forward. Social mechanics are sufficiently connected, and I now need to give attention to social structure and social types. Institutions aren’t quite fully connected through antiquity. Culture and anthropology also need to be connected.

In beginning at the beginning, I had essentially copied a list of important find (from wikipedia) in human prehistory with identifier, date and place of find, and classification, and sorted these into my subdivisions. I went through Pliocene prehistory and categorized these by place, which revealed three regions of principal interest: The area around Lake Turkana, on the border between Kenya and Ethiopia; the Middle Awash River region in Ethiopia, and the Afar region of Ethiopia. There were also three varieties, possibly species, of Australopithecines: Australopithecus amanensis, A. deyiremida, and A. afaranesis. What has been learned from these partial skeletal finds was that these were most likely apelike in appearance and behavior, except that they walked upright. Making better progress in these areas will involve cultural, anthropological, biological and geological history which will take some time to develop. For now I have a sufficiently reasonable handle on this period that I can now go through later periods and do a similar organization.

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