Charles L. Lucy was a talented amateur or avocational archaeologist interested in all aspects of archaeology, but he also conducted research and published his findings. Charles L. Lucy was a toolmaker Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, Pennsylvania, but also a talented avocational archaeologist for more than 60 years. He was born February 22, 1922 and died on June 29, 2003, at the age of 81. Charles, or Chuck as he was known to many, was mentored under Dr. Elise Murray of the Tioga Point Museum in Athens, PA (read more about Dr. Murray in our blog from January 2020 by clicking the link). He was a member of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a regional representative of the Section of Archaeology, a member of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, an editor for Eastern States Archaeological Federation, a member of the New York State Archaeology Association, and a member of the Tioga Point Museum. One of his most notable traits is that he was not only extremely interested in archaeology, but he also published his findings (see list of publications below), especially in the journal Pennsylvania Archaeologist, where you can read many of his articles.
|Charles Lucy excavating at the Kennedy Site with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology in 1983|
1950 Notes on a Small Andaste Burial Site and Andaste Archaeology. Pennsylvania
1959 Pottery Types of the Upper Susquehanna. Pennsylvania Archaeologist 29(1):28-37.
1971 Pottery Types of the Upper Susquehanna. In Foundations of Pennsylvania Prehistory,
edited by Barry C. Kent, Ira F. Smith, and Catherine McCann, pp. 381-392.
Anthropological Series, No. 1, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,
1991a The Owasco Culture: An Update. Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology 7:147-168.
1991b The Tioga Point Farm Sites 36BR3 and 36BR52:1983 Excavations. Pennsylvania
Lucy, Charles L., and Catherine McCann
1983 The Wells Site, Asylum Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania
Lucy, Charles L. & Richard J. McCracken
1985 Blackman Site (36BR83): A Proto-Susquehannock Village. Pennsylvania Archaeologist
Lucy, Charles L. and Leroy Vanderpoel
1979 The Tioga Point Farm Site. Pennsylvania Archaeologist 49(1-2):1-12