Thursday, July 27, 2006

OLD TOWN, 200 B.C.
Archaeologists believe they have uncovered evidence of an ancient village, dating to the time of Christ, that once thrived along the shores of this bay town.

Some of the recently unearthed artifacts found in random spots near the beachfront suggest a prehistoric village occupied about a half-mile stretch between Bayview Court and the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club.

City leaders are working with state and federal transportation officials to cut a temporary beach road, while several agencies work to rebuild the 30-foot bluff and the bay bridge.