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Yves Coppens

French anthropologist

1934   -  

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: University of Rennes, Sorbonne
occupation: anthropologist, paleontologist, archaeologist, prehistorian, professor, paleoanthropologist, screenwriter
award received: Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, Grand Cross of the National Order of Merit
position held: president
student of: Pierre-Roland Giot

Yves Coppens (born 9 August 1934) is a French anthropologist and co-discoverer of the fossil known as "Lucy". A graduate from the University of Rennes and Sorbonne, he has studied ancient hominids and has had multiple published works on this topic, and has also produced a film. On Saturday, 18 October 2014, Professor Coppens was named an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis.
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