Looking Forward to the Year Ahead

David Altoft
The Post Hole; University of York
david.altoft [at] theposthole.org

It has been a brilliant year for The Post Hole. There have been reports of excavations in and around York, reviews of talks and conferences across the country, interviews with all manner of people in archaeology, information about archaeological sites, and the opinions of students on archaeological theory and practice.

After four years The Post Hole continues to grow in size and scope, and is beginning to be recognised as the only archaeology journal in the UK run by undergraduate students. We hope that the renewed use of social media to connect with our audience will ensure that The Post Hole continues to deliver interesting and relevant content to all its readers.

Although The Post Hole is run by students, it is a journal for everyone: young or old, experienced or simply interested. This is essentially what archaeology is about - a field that unites everyone with an interest in the past.

With this in mind, I would like to ask readers the following questions:

  • Are there any current issues in archaeology that you would like to see The Post Hole discuss?
  • How could your experience of reading The Post Hole be improved?
  • Would you like The Post Hole to offer more ways of engaging with its readers, their opinions, and of people in the wider archaeological community?

It is important for us to hear the views of our readers so that we can deliver articles that you as our audience find engaging and interesting to read. I would therefore be very grateful to hear your thoughts emailed to david.altoft [at] theposthole.org">david.altoft [at] theposthole.org

I wish to thank Jenny Borrett, Mark Simpson, Jacqui Mellows, Philip Morris and Khadija McBain for all their hard work over the last year. It has been a pleasure to work with such committed and enthusiastic people. I hope that over the coming year, the new team and I can continue the progress that they have made.

During my tenure as editor, The Post Hole will be published monthly in order to allow greater coverage of the wonderfully diverse world of archaeology and the people in it. I would like to invite anyone who is interested in sharing their experiences of that world to email me at the above address. The next issue is out on Monday 1st October and will be themed on the Archaeology of Yorkshire. I look forward to sharing it with you.

Best wishes,

David Altoft