|Died||22 June 2022(aged 87)|
|Alma mater||University of Rennes|
University of Paris
|Known for||Co-discovery of "Lucy"|
|Awards||Grand Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour|
Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit of France
Yves Coppens (9 August 1934 – 22 June 2022) was a French anthropologist. He studied ancient hominids. In 2014, he became a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He also helped make documentaries about hominids such as A Species Odyssey. He played an important role in discovering "Lucy".
Coppens died on 22 June 2022 at the age of 87.
References[change | change source]
- "Rinunce e nomine" [Renunciations and appointments]. press.vatican.va (in Italian). 2014-10-18. Archived from the original on 2014-10-22.
- "Yves Coppens, codécouvreur de Lucy et visage de la paléontologie française, est mort". www.lemonde.fr. 2022-06-22. Retrieved 2022-06-22.