Archaeologist Peter Eeckhout takes us around the world to reveal the mysteries of ancient civilisations. According to mediaeval sagas Viking explorer Erik the Red settled in Greenland in the year 986. How did these settlers survive in such a hostile land?
Isolated in the Pacific Ocean New Zealand has a diversity of flora and fauna found nowhere else. Its waters are home to species such as the sawfish killer whale and the largest predator of the seas the sperm whale.
Amazonia has long been considered by academics as virgin territory where no ancient civilisation left its mark. Recent excavations in French Guiana has questioned this theory.