Based on fossil records, 250 million years ago over 90% of all species on Earth died out, effectively resetting evolution.

Could we detect an ancient industrial civilization in the geological record?

A lost viking settlement known as 'Hop' that was home to wild grapes and canoes from animal hides has been finally located, a prominent archaeologist has claimed (stock image)

The mystical Viking settlement of ‘Hop’ – home to wild grapes and lots of salmon – is in Canada’s New Brunswick, claims top archaeologist.

Scientists unveil a 1.8 million-year-old 'Dmanisi' skull discovered in the Dmanisi caves in modern-day Georgia. Photo by Valerie Kuypers/AFP/Getty Images Photo by: Valerie Kuypers/AFP/Getty Images

Early hominins who sailed across oceans left indirect evidence that they might have been the first to use language.

Powered by sails and oars, Hellenistic Greeks may have regularly visited Newfoundland, mined gold and set up colonies that thrived for centuries.

Did the ancient Greeks sail to Canada? Scientists claim the civilisation travelled to Newfoundland and set up colonies to mine gold in the 1st Century nearly a millennium before the Vikings.

Thousands of previously unknown ancient Maya structures including pyramids, palaces and causeways have been revealed in Guatemala. The ground-breaking research used so-called LIDAR technology (pictured) that utilises light from lasers to construct a detailed survey of buried structures.

Maya ‘megalopolis’ featuring thousands of ancient pyramids, palaces and causeways is found hidden under thick jungle foliage in Guatemala.