- Americas dominated with "Gurrows", intelligent descendents of bears;
- Rest of the world dominated by "Eekahs", intelligent descendents of chimpanzees.
This is the story from the point of view of a Gurrow archeologist who knows a bit about the long extinct man (the "Primate Primeval"). And of his seriously incomplete piecing together of the history of the continent & what lays ahead as they come into more frequent contact with Eekahs...
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, June 1948.
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Related: Stories of Isaac Asimov.