Yves Coppens

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Yves Coppens
Yves Coppens detail.jpg
Yves Coppens in November 2006
Born(1934-08-09)9 August 1934
Died22 June 2022(2022-06-22) (aged 87)
NationalityFrench
Alma materUniversity of Rennes
University of Paris
Known forCo-discovery of "Lucy"
AwardsGrand Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour

Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit of France
Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France
Commander of the Order of Academic Palms of France
Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit of Monaco

Officer of the National Order of Chad

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.[1] 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rinunce e nomine" [Renunciations and appointments]. press.vatican.va (in Italian). 2014-10-18. Archived from the original on 2014-10-22.
  2. "Yves Coppens, codécouvreur de Lucy et visage de la paléontologie française, est mort". www.lemonde.fr. 2022-06-22. Retrieved 2022-06-22.