"Neanderthals" Filmed Cavorting In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

“Neanderthals” Filmed Cavorting In Iceland

Published April 27, 2016

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A South Korean television station filmed at least part of a series on Neanderthals in west Iceland last week.

RÚV reports that EBS, a South Korean educational television network, conducted some interesting filming in Snæfellsnes last week. This was brought to light by The Environment Agency of Iceland, who granted permission to film in some of the more untouched parts of the peninsula.

EBS is reportedly working on a television spot or series about the daily lives of Neanderthals, such as how and what they ate, and how they used of fire. Props used included fake blood, raw meat and fire, but precautions were taken to preserve the environmental integrity of the area – the “fire” was a gas flame set up to resemble an open fire, and neither the raw meat nor the fake blood touched the earth.

The channel has visited Iceland before, in 2014, when they shot a documentary on the country’s economic collapse and the consequences that followed in its wake.


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