“Origins” Series – Neanderthals on Set

June 2017 – Stellenbosch

Going back to our roots for “Origins: The Journey of Humankind” Episode 05 (Progress of War).

The episode portrayed the LBK Massacre:

The Talheim Death Pit (German: Massaker von Talheim), discovered in 1983, was a mass grave found in a Linear Pottery Culturesettlement, also known as a Linearbandkeramik (LBK) culture. It dates back to about 5000 BC. The pit takes its name from its site in Talheim, Germany. The pit contained the remains of 34 bodies, and evidence points towards the first signs of organized violence in Early NeolithicEurope.

What was great about this episode was that the stunt team got to perform the LBK Massacre which was featured in the episode. I (Larry) had the “luxury” of being dragged by my hair and hit in the face with a blunt tool while portraying an innocent female farmer.

Always fun being on set with all the guys and gals. Thanks again to Franz Spilhaus (Stunt Coordinator) for the opportunity to be apart of a great production.

See below from 03:26 in, the stunt team start making their appearance:

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