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Yves Coppens

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In the world of paleoanthropology, Yves Coppens is a living legend. The French scientist has dedicated his life to the search for the “missing link”, the elusive fossils that can prove the evolutionary connection between apes and man. His work has led him everywhere from Indonesia to Mongolia, but it was a dig in Ethiopia in 1974 that changed his life forever. That’s where he unearthed Lucy, a 3-million-year-old pre-human skeleton, which to this day remains one of the most important keys to our understanding of human development. Coppens’ engaging personality and his masterful ability to convey complex science in terms we can all understand has brought a once unknown science to the forefront of the public imagination. Through exclusive interviews and fascinating archive materials, we meet one of the 20th century’s great men of science.

Factual > Science & Technology

Theme(s):
Science & Technology
Producer(s) & Channel(s):
13 production / France 5
Director(s):
Jean-Yves Collet
Year:
2008
Versions:
French
Nationality:
France
Available rights:
Worldwide

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