Quite good actually! My advisor okayed my introduction a few weeks ago. I dabbled briefly in some data analysis and I have found some very interesting results. So interesting in fact that I’m waiting to discuss them with my advisor before I continue. I’m putting the finishing touches on one of my background chapters, which gives my take (supported by research of course) on the evolution of culture in the Central Andes. Next is a hard chapter though: I’m going to briefly describe all known empires known archaeologically in the world. This is something I know almost nothing about, but it will really help contextualize my own work within what we know about human history in general.