Yep, Macau has history
I remember finding a fairly recent book on the history of Macau that sounded like it was very in depth. I will have to see if I can find it now
There are a lot of books on the history of Macau out there, from both the Portuguese and Chinese perspectives. I hope to find time to read some of them and give some reviews.
Archeological finds have shown that people lived in Macau roughly 6,000 years ago. The History Museum of Taipa and Coloane gave more info, but I can't remember it all now. It is worth a trip though if you are in Taipa.
The first known settlers were fisherman and farmers, dating back at least to around 200 BC.