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Paleontologist Yves Coppens, who discovered the fossil of Lucy, died at the age of 87

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French paleontologist Yves Coppens has died aged 87. Its editor Odile Jacob made the announcement this Wednesday, June 22, 2022. A long illness “Yves Coppens left us this morning. My sadness is immense”, tweeted Odile Jacob, hailing “a very great scientist”. “I am losing the friend who entrusted me with all his work. France is losing one of its great men,” added the editor. The scientist, born in Vannes, died following a long illness, said the publishing house. Discovery of Lucy in 1974 “I found my first human fossil in 1961, the second in Ethiopia in 1967”, confided to us the paleontologist in 2018. His most beautiful discovery undoubtedly remains that of the fossil of Lucy, a skeleton of Australopithecus, in 1974 in Ethiopia alongside scientists Maurice Taieb and Donald Johanson. He confided: “To find so many bones of the same individual is rare. Generally, very scattered remains are collected, difficult to attribute to a single individual. Those of Lucy made it possible to quickly know her height, her weight, her gait. […] The team had unearthed the most complete hominid fossil ever found, a 3.2 million year old Australopithecus. In total, Yves Coppens is a co-signer of six hominids. Professor emeritus He had also written several books such as The History of Man, Pre-texts, Pre-ludes, The Savant, The Fossil and The Prince. In France, a dozen schools have been renamed in his name over the years. “Even though I didn’t have a career plan, I always wanted to enter the Academy of Sciences. Professor at the Collège de France since 1983, the fossil specialist had joined the Academy of Sciences in 1985. A dream come true. Born in 1934 in Vannes to a physicist father whom he had taken as a model and a pianist mother, Yves Coppens was also a professor at the National Museum of Natural History and a member of the Academy of Medicine. The octogenarian was full of humor and knew how to put things into perspective. At 83, he told us: “Recently, an English friend, who is my age, sent me a note: “Yves, are you well… enough” (Yves are you well… Enough). I found that great. » Paleontologist Yves Coppens, who discovered the Lucy fossil, died at the age of 87EXPAND

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