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Paleontologist Yves Coppens, who discovered 3.2-million-year-old skeleton, Lucy, dies at age 87

BREAKING NEWS: Famed paleontologist Yves Coppens, whose discovery of the 3.2-million-year-old skeleton, Lucy, proved human ancestors walked upright, dies at age 87

  • Yves Coppens passed away on Wednesday at the age of 87
  • Born on August 9, 1943 in Vannes, France, he devoted his life to unraveling the mystery of human origins
  • He is known for the discovery of a skeleton of a hominin 45 years ago in Ethiopia

Paleontologist Yves Coppens, known for the discovery of fossils of the famous humanoid skeleton Lucy, passed away on Wednesday. He was 87 years old.

Born on August 9, 1943 in Vannes, France, Coppens devoted his life to unraveling the mystery of human origins.

And 45 years ago, he stumbled upon a 3.2-million-year-old skeleton in southern Ethiopia that changed our understanding of human evolution — Lucy showed that our human ancestors walked upright much earlier than previously believed.

Those who know Coppen personally say that he was a laughing person with a great sense of humor that was sometimes provocative, and he always expressed his confidence in the future of man.

Paleontologist Yves Coppens, who is known for discovering fossils of the famous humanoid fossil Lucy, passed away on Wednesday.  He was 87 years old

Paleontologist Yves Coppens, who is known for discovering fossils of the famous humanoid fossil Lucy, passed away on Wednesday. He was 87 years old

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