Wymer Bursary

John Wymer, who sadly died in February 2006, was a highly regarded archaeologist, at home in the company of both professional and amateur archaeologists. Although an expert practitioner of all aspects of archeology, John’s main expertise and interest was in the field of lithic studies, with a particular interest in the Palaeolithic. John was also a life member and former Chairman of the Lithic Studies Society.

johnJohn Wymer at Swanscombe. The 2004 EuroMam (European Quaternary Mammal Research Association) trip (thanks to Andrei Sher for permission to reproduce this photograph).

Applications for the bursary are invited from students, academics, others professionally engaged in lithic study, and those simply pursuing an interest in lithics as a hobby. The Society is most likely to support applications to carry out work that is archaeological, geological, or anthropological in nature, but there is no restriction on the scope of applications. We welcome applications that focus on research related expenses where the research may involve the study of collections, excavation, or other uses if a case is made (e.g. outreach or education related applications). Please note that the Wymer bursary will NOT fund student participation in excavations in the UK or abroad, or applications to attend conferences whether presenting a paper or not. It is expected that applicants are members of LSS, though no minimum membership period is required. The bursary can be used to support activities in the UK or abroad.

This year, the Society is offering two Wymer bursaries of up to £250. To apply for a bursary, please complete the application form and email to Dr Claire Harris (email hidden; JavaScript is required). The deadline for applications is Friday 9th March 2018. Successful applicants will provide accounts and a brief report on the activity supported by the bursary. The latter will be published in the Society’s annual journal Lithics.