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Yves COPPENS

French Yves COPPENS

French anthropologist

Source :  Daniel RIGAULT

Born: on August 09, 1934 in Vannes, France  (84 years)


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Coppens is one of the co-discoverers of Lucy along with Donald Johanson and Maurice Taieb, although Richard Dawkins makes the following observation in The Ancestor's Tale: "Incidentally, I don't know what to make of the fact that in his native France, Yves Coppens is widely cited as the discoverer of Lucy, even as the 'father' of Lucy. In the English-speaking world, this important discovery is universally attributed to Donald Johanson."

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- Category Paleontologist, Archaeologist