|Birthname||Yves Jean Edouard Coppens|
|born on||9 August 1934 at 11:45 (= 11:45 AM )|
|Place||Vannes, France, 47n39, 2w46|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||16°09' 06°12 Asc. 18°58'|
French anthropologist who studied ancient hominids and had multiple published works on this topic, and also produced a film. On 18 October 2014, Professor Coppens was named an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis.
Coppens is one of the co-discoverers of 'Lucy,' the partial skeleton of a female 'Australopithecus afarensis' found in Ethiopia and estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago, classified as a hominin.
He died on 22 June 2022 at age 87. The asteroid 172850 Coppens is named in his honour.
- compare to chart of Picq, Pascal (born 22 January 1954)
Didier Geslain archive, 'Historiens' pdf file, p. 20.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
- Vocation : Science : Anthropology