Tuesday 25 June 2013

Mick Aston dies

Mick Aston (left) with Tony Robinson

There has been sad news today. Mick Aston, the lead archaeologist on the Time Team programme has died. He was 'the brain' of the programme and a veteran contributor until 2011. Time Team was rarely without him over the years and his funny and knowledgeable comments added a depth to the episodes that was appreciated by many viewers. Not to forget his unique jumpers and hats!

Aston taught at Bristol University and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Archaeological Society in 2012. He died on Monday, the Guardian just reported. Aston will surely be missed by his students and of course the fans of the programme, including me!

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