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Round table, conferences: The Museum of Man says goodbye to Yves Coppens – Sciences et Avenir

Revelations about being in Kenyan prisons, a juicy update on Lucy’s hairstyle, unpublished anecdotes about her humor and generosity… Did you think you knew everything about Yves Coppens, who died on June 22, 2022 at the age of 87? Especially if you have read the two volumes of his memoirs published by Odile Jacob? However, you may not be at the end of your surprises. On Wednesday, December 25 at 18:30, at the Musée de l’Homme, 16 personalities who have worked with him for a long time will talk about a field researcher, a generous professor, a defender of the Musée de l’Homme and a humanist. driven by taste for a share. Live for most or on video.

The public, in particular, will be able to hear Bridget Senat and Martin Pickford, the discoverers of Orrorin in 2000; Jean-Jacques Hablen, professor at the College de France, who discovered the first representative of H. sapiens; in bookstores, André Langanet, who directed the anthropology laboratory at the Museum of Man, and director Jacques Malater, who directed The Odyssey of Man. At the end of this conference, which will be streamed on the Musée de l’Homme website for those unable to attend, there will be additional time for questions from the public.

Yves Coppens, fellow traveler of Sciences et Avenir – La Recherche

Science and Future – Research naturally associated with reverence for this figure, as warm as it is erudite, who has long been a companion to our magazines, our website and our cruises. Last July, we even dedicated a special issue to him. He told the story of a tireless traveler, a man of intuition, a generous, great storyteller, in love with ancient times and distant lands.

Special issue Sciences et Avenir – La Recherche dedicated to Yves Coppens.

A paleoanthropologist at the Collège de France, known for collecting tens of tons of fossils, including more than a thousand hominid remains, including the famous Lucy, has also shed light on how climate has affected our evolution. A handsome player who is passionate about current events in his field, he also humbly challenged his own theories.

This evening will end with a special weekend rich in informative mini-conferences, for example, at IThe role of the environment in the origin of the human line Bridget Senut and Amélie Viale. What is left of the “East Side Story” and “the (X)omo event”, which explains the appearance of prehumans and the human line in Africa with ecological causes? Theories from the synthetic brain of a researcher. There are also scheduled workshops on stone-cutting, or Mammoths, a textbook case of evolution. The videos filmed for our site Sciencesetavenir.fr will complete the system. It will be an opportunity to say an enlightened and enriching farewell to a man who has left a deep mark on his disciplines.

To register for the conference for free on Wednesday from approximately 18:30 to 19:45, you need to connect to the Musée de l’Homme website.

Yves Coppens Special Weekend Program

https://www.museedelhomme.fr/fr/week-end-special-yves-coppens

To receive a special issue of Sciences et Avenir

This special issue dedicated to Yves Coppens is still available by mail on 01.55.56.71.48 (price: €3.90).

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