Jean de Heinzelin de Braucourt

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Jean de Heinzelin de Braucourt (6 August 1920 – 4 November 1998) was a Belgian geologist who worked mainly in Africa. He worked at the universities of Ghent and Brussels. He gained international fame in 1960 when he discovered the Ishango Bone.


  • Biography at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Accessed January 2007