Past Horizons online archaeology magazine

David Connolly and Maggie Struckmeier of British Archaeological Jobs Resource (BAJR) fame, also run a website called Past Horizons. It highlights opportunities for amateur or professional archaeologists to participate in projects around the globe. It’s a great website, with project listings, forums for those who want to talk to others about their experiences abroad, a blog (where David and Maggie make themselves very approachable if you have a question), and now, an online magazine.

You can read Past Horizons either on Scribd or via the rather fancy full-screen digipage version, which even curls the page as you turn it, complete with playable videos. It’s well worth checking out.

Past Horizons

6 Responses to Past Horizons online archaeology magazine

  1. David Connolly 14 March, 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    Big thanks for that… wessex is an inspiration to us … pushing the boundaries of what is possible…

    thanks

  2. Tom Goskar 14 March, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    Thanks David!

    This is mine and Tehmina’s blog though, not Wessex’s! But there are days when it all starts to blur together somewhat… πŸ˜‰

    This year you will hopefully see some more innovations though. The rest of 2008 is going to be interesting and fun!

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  4. Tehmina Goskar 15 March, 2008 at 8:09 pm #

    I’m really pleased to see good-quality magazines publish themselves creatively online. One of the greatest barriers to favouring online publication of journals is readability – people do not like reading large quantities of text from a screen (much of this down to the resolution our eyes feel comfortable with).

    I like the idea of the digipage version though am a little disappointed that the resolution lets it down – any plans on improving this?

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  6. Maggie 15 May, 2008 at 2:32 pm #

    Just to let you know the second edition of Past Horizons Magazine is now online.

    The contents include The Battle of Culloden, Saveock Animal Pits and Israeli Settler group using archaeology for their own ends, and lots more…

    http://www.pasthorizons.com/magazine

    Thanks
    Maggie