Maurice Taieb

Geologist, Person

1935 –

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Who is Maurice Taieb?

Maurice Taieb, is a French geologist and paleoanthropologist who discovered the Hadar formation, recognised its potential importance to paleoanthropology and founded the International Afar Research Expedition. This enabled co-director Donald Johanson to discover the 3.2 million year old Australopithecine fossil Lucy fossil in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

Taieb is currently Director of Research for the National Centre for Scientific Research, at the European Centre of Research and Teaching of Geosciences of the Environment, in Aix-en-Provence.

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Born
1935
Tunisia
Nationality
  • France
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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