Nonino Prize "To a Master of our Time" 2007

Yves Coppens

Yves Coppens is one of the fathers of pale-anthropology.

His exceptional researches, most of which made “on the field”, not only have clarified some unresolved problems of our past, but have opened us fundamental horizons on our present, demonstrating scientifically how, in the flow of millennia, the acquired has prevailed on the innate, giving birth to new “instincts” such as the instinct for freedom or responsibility, which are the pillars of the modern civilization.

His works are published in Italy by Jaca Book.