Time Team's Mick Aston dies

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

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

Tributes to Time Team's Mick Aston

Mick Aston at the Museum of Somerset in 2011 Credit: ITV News West Country

The TV archaeologist Mick Aston, who lived in Winscombe in Somerset has died aged 66. Professor Aston found fame with the Time Team programme and was known for his colourful jumpers. Colleagues said he had an effortless way of making archaeology accessible to people.

Mick in one of his trademark jumpers with Time Team presenter Tony Robinson Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA

Close friend and former colleague Dr Phil Harding said:

"Mick 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".

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