Mick Aston R.I.P.

Just got news that Mick Aston has died. I only met him a few times but he always came across as utterly dedicated to archaeology, and wholly without any airs and graces. He was a gentle man and a gentleman. His work at Shapwick was of the highest quality. His involvement in Time Team brought archaeology to new audiences. His dedication to adult education and community involvement in archaeology was an inspiration. His support for the Young Archaeologists’ Club was freely and gladly given. Archaeologists can often be elitist, egotistical, blinkered and selfish. That was never Mick. He stood for all the qualities that we need in archaeology – selfless, egalitarian, looking outwards at the bigger picture and dedicated to others. He leaves many good memories behind. He will be missed.

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I am freelance consultant archaeologist specialising in public archaeology, interpretation, education and the media.
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