In the fall of 2009, independent researcher Sarah Gray discovered that the Maenads–tribes of free, autonomous women dating back to the 4th c. BCE, are flocking in large numbers to the Richmond hills in California and congregating at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. Ms. Gray launched a series of excavations on various sites within the park, unearthing artifacts ranging from remnants of gold jewelry, clothing and ceremonial helmets. Ms. Gray collected all evidence and conducted a comprehensive investigation in her research headquarters at Richmond Field Station. Close examination revealed that Wildcat Canyon has been a political and cultural center for Maenads since the outset of Classical Greek Civilization. It was, and still is, a zone for thriving trade, and outstanding literary and scientific progress.