Mick Aston

Really, really sad to hear this afternoon that Mick Aston has died.   A great loss.  Mick was a genuinely wonderful and wonderfully genuine man who inspired millions but never forgot individuals.  Principled, intelligent, brave, loyal, warm, humorous and visionary, I was privileged to have known him for as long as I did.   If humanists had saints, he should be one.   Without learning so much from him, both on Time Team and in other projects we collaborated on, I can’t imagine I’d ever have set up Access Cambridge Archaeology, and so anyone who’s had anything to do with ACA has benefitted from his unique and inspiring approach to archaeology.   There are a lot of posts on Time Team’s Facebook page (and elsewhere, I’m sure) which are testament to his achievements, about which he should have been very proud.

I can’t believe I won’t see him again.  I will miss him.


4 thoughts on “Mick Aston

  1. Laure Bonner June 25, 2013 / 8:09 am

    He is an inspiration. His legacy is left in the thousands of people he encouraged to get involved in archaeology. Thoughts are with his family and friends.

  2. Dominic Price June 25, 2013 / 9:26 am

    Very very sad news – sincere condolences to his family and friends. Led a modern renaissance in archaeology and brought so much light into the hearts of the many. May he rest in peace.

  3. Fran Reynolds June 25, 2013 / 9:55 am

    A lovely man and a great inspiration to so many of all ages. He was too young and had so much more work to do. Let us hope he will continue to inspire through replays of the many TV programmes he took part in.

  4. Neil Cameron-Rollo June 26, 2013 / 6:12 am

    Very sad news indeed my thoughts are with his family and friends. I feel sure that he will be remebered not just for his work in bringing archaeology to many but for his warm an passionate personality.

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