/ Prof.Mick Aston
Mick has died at the age of 66 after doing more than probably anyone to switch the public consciousness on to their heritage and archaeology. I was lucky enough to get to know him a bit, through a University event and The Time Team. He didn't keep well over the past ten years but was still active and giving his all wherever he felt he could make a difference.
Aside from his contributions to academia and UK heritage, he was also a lovely man. RIP.
What a shame, he seemed like a nice bloke.
He was a total, total star. 'Time Team' was the sort of programme that television was really invented for; education and entertainment. No dross. Tragedy that it got perverted.
Had the pleasure to meet him a few times myself, he was a grumpy cantankerous old bastard but in a kind of pleasant English eccentric way. He'll be missed
> Thanks for posting, I did not hear that, sad to hear that he died, and at only 66. Many enjoyable hours spent with the family watching him and the Team.
'Interpreting the Landscape' is a great read for a textbook.
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