The apparent intersection of the earth and sky as seen by an observer. Also called apparent horizon. Astronomy The sensible horizon. Astronomy The celestial horizon. Astronomy The limit of the theoretically possible universe. The range of one's knowledge, experience, or interest. Geology A specific position in a stratigraphic column, such as the location of one or more fossils, that serves to identify the stratum with a particular period. Geology A specific layer of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land. Archaeology A period during which the influence of a specified culture spread rapidly over a defined area: artifacts associated with the Olmec horizon in Mesoamerica.