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Borealopithecus {SOLVED BY OP}

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:13 am
by voralfred
This is short fiction (most probably a short story, or just possibly barely making it to novelette) I read quite a few years ago.
They find in the arctic frozen remains of a primate that seems to be roughly as ancient as some of the australopithecus, so they call it (if I remember correctly) "borealopithecus" but I googled this word and got nothing.
Anyway they manage to clone (I think) a living organism from these remains and he (he is a male) is left to survive in an arctic environment, with a herd of reindeers that he manages to semi-domesticate. He manages not just to survive, but make elaborate clothes, tools, various artifacts including a sleigh
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and at the end, in his red clothes with white trimmings, he lifts up with his sleigh into the sky, pulled up by seven reindeers ! LOL !!!
The story itself is of course a joke, but my request is serious. I did read this story and I'd really love to find out whether I can find it again

Re: Borealopithecus

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:33 am
by voralfred
Grain of Truth by Charles Spano Jr.

Re: Borealopithecus {SOLVED BY OP}

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:05 am
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
voralfred wrote:... they call it (if I remember correctly) "borealopithecus" but I googled this word and got nothing.
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Why don't you submit that word to Algot Runeman? :D

Re: Borealopithecus {SOLVED BY OP}

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:16 am
by voralfred
E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
voralfred wrote:... they call it (if I remember correctly) "borealopithecus" but I googled this word and got nothing.
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Why don't you submit that word to Algot Runeman? :D



The word used in this story is "borealopithecine". I'll tell Algot....