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Mike Aston

30 June 1946 to 23 June 2013

An instantly recognisable figure, Aston was a leading light among the experts on the popular Channel 4 archaeology series Time Team (1994-2012). He had been responsible for establishing the format of the programme upon its launch, and his onscreen appearances came alongside his more formal academic responsibilities at Bristol University.

- View Mick Aston's Guardian obituary here