Time: 05:12 PM
Back to the Perplex City Historical Society for monthly meeting. OK, I know this makes me a geek, but I just love this stuff. I can't help it. This evening we had a presentation about the pre-history of the city. They've been doing some amazing archaeological work on the far side of Catbite... apparently there's evidence of a settlement in the area much earlier than they've thought before. The guy presenting - Dr Dunroe - is quite controversial, but he thinks that the site could date back more than 1,000 years before the first recorded settlements. I've read some of the stuff by people who disagree with him, who say that the things he's found could easily be just the remnants of encampments by the nomadic tribes we already know were all over the area. But last night's presentation was really convincing - showing what he says are the outlines of large buildings, even perhaps some "civic" buildings, and a huge gateway to the north. On the walk back I was pondering on what on earth it could have been... what could have needed a gateway that big, especially if the settlement was really pretty small. Mind-blowing.