Time Team's Mick Aston dies

Archaeologist and broadcaster Mick Aston, who found fame with TV programme Time Team, has died aged 66.

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Mick Aston remembered for long life in archaeology

  • Mick Aston continued to take part in archaeology projects after leaving Time Team acrimoniously last year
  • He was named an emeritus professor at the university of Bristol and an honorary visiting professor at Exeter and Durham
  • Aston first joined the cast led by actor and presenter Tony Robinson when the show began in 1994

Mick Aston 'a unique man' with incredible knowledge

It just seems so incredible, like a bad dream, but unfortunately this is no dream. He was a seriously good mate and a seriously good archaeologist, a unique man.

Everybody loved him, he just had a way with people. I cannot believe there was anybody who disliked him, he just had such a relaxed way.

He had incredible knowledge and an effortless way of making archaeology accessible to people.

– Phil Harding, friend and former colleague


Former 'Time Team' expert Mick Aston dies, aged 66

Archaeologist and broadcaster Mick Aston who found fame with TV programme Time Team has died aged 66. Close friend and former colleague Phil Harding, said although he suffered health problems, learning of his death just two weeks after talking to him for the last time had come as a shock.

Time Team presenters Tony Robinson (left) and Mick Aston at Buckingham Palace Credit: Press Association
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