Mick's Travels

Tribute to Mick Aston

Following the sad announcement of Mick Aston's untimely death on 24 June 2013 British Archaeology magazine have compiled all his articles from 'Mick's Travels' into a special online issue to pay tribute to his remarkable contribution to the world of archaeology. He will be greatly missed.

CBA Director Mike Heyworth presents Mick with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 British Archaeological Awards.

 

Issue 90, Sept/Oct 2006

Mick goes to An Early Monastic Estate in Somerset.

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Issue 91, Nov/Dec 2006

Mick goes to Anglesey.

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Issue 92, Jan/Feb 2007

Mick visits the Worcestershire Young Archaeologists' Club at their fieldwork site near Broadway in the Cotswolds.

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Issue 93, March/April 2007

Mick takes time off from Time Team to look around the Isle of Man.

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Issue 94, May/June 2007

Mick returns to Bimringham and the ruins of Halesowen abbey.

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Issue 95, July/Aug 2007

Mick travels to Winscombe a hidden valley in the Mendips.

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Issue 96, Sept/Oct 2007

Mick Aston takes a day off to recover from back-to-back Time Team filming in County Durham and is struck by the association of early churches with Roman forts.

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Issue 97, Nov/Dec 2007

Mick fulfils a life long ambition to travel up the 'Long Isle' archipelago that makes up the Outer Hebrides.

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Issue 98, Jan/Feb 2008

Mick searches for the Anglo-Saxons in Suffolk.

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Issue 99, March/April 2008

Mick finds that knowledge of earlier landscapes can help to understand the pattern of modern towns and villages.

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Issue 100, May/June 2008

Whilst filming with Time Team in central Cornwall, Mick set out to find out more about the many towns and villages named after early Christian saints.

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Issue 101, July/Aug 2008

Mick investigates early Monasteries in Glamorgan.

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Issue 102, Sept/Oct 2008

Mick returns to County Durham in search of changing power centres at the time of the Norman conquest.

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Issue 103, Nov/Dec 2008

Mick takes his camper van to Iona a centre of early Christianity.

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Issue 104, Jan/Feb 2009

Mick goes to East Dartmoor.

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Issue 105, March/April 2009

Mick investigates a classic case of medieval town moving in Salisbury.

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Issue 106, May/June 2009

Mick is inspired by Bewcastle, a small hill near Hadrian's Wall in need of a project.

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Issue 107, July/Aug 2009

Mick finds the Isle of Portland is an outpost of industry, imprisonment and defence.

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Issue 108, Sept/Oct 2009

Mick visits the island of Tiree between the Atlantic Ocean and the Isle of Mull.

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Issue 109, Nov/Dec 2009

Mick visits the Dove and Trent valleys in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

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Issue 110, Jan/Feb 2010

Filming a documentary about Vikings takes Mick back to Orkney.

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Issue 111, March/April 2010

Mick is back at Portsmouth. 

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Issue 112, May/June 2010

Mick journeys back in time to Kilmarsh and the Kintyre peninsula.

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Issue 113, July/Aug 2010

Mick looks at the history of David Cameron's consituency of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire.

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Issue 114, Sept/Oct 2010

On his first visit to Jersey, Mick explores Neolithic tombs and centuries of forts and towers whilst excavating at the medieval castle of Mont Orgueil.

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Issue 115, Nov/Dec 2010

Mick visits Farbe Island the former home of St Cuthbert - and now puffins.

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Issue 116, Jan/Feb 2011

Mick explores the Anglo-Saxon - and possibly Roman - foundations of the old Soke of Peterborough in what is now Cambridgeshire.

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Issue 117, March/April 2011

Mick visits his old haunts in the tip of Cornwall.

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Issue 118, May/June 2011

Mick visits the remains of monasteries that were home to hermit monks, in France and on the Welsh border.

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Issue 119, July/Aug 2011

Mick follows stories of rabbits, tin and china clay in Devon.

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Issue 120, Sept/Oct 2011

Mick remembers Philip Ratz, one of the country's greatest excavators.

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Issue 121, Nov/Dec 2011

Mick investigates the story of an aristocratic family built into the Essex landscape.

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Issue 122, Jan/Feb 2012

Mick is in Brittany searching for early chapels, crosses and holy wells.

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Issue 123, March/April 2012

Mick goes to Suffolk and the site of a major medieval town lost to the Sea.

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Issue 124, May/June 2012

Mick investigates picturesque villages, curious placenames and parish boundaries in Cornwall.

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Issue 125, July/Aug 2012

Mick looks at how a hall in Somerset led to monasteries and big houses in Leicestershire.

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Issue 126, Sept/Oct 2012

Mick is on the trail of Norman architecture in Worcestershire and is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by CBA Director Mike Heyworth.

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Issue 127, Nov/Dec 2012

Mick visits York, home to Vikings and the Council for British Archaeology.

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Issue 128, Jan/Feb 2013

Mick stays at home, and shows what you might find - literally - in your own back garden.

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Issue 129, March/April 2013

Mick explores remote farmsteads, fails to finds a medieval standing stone, and is pleasantly surprised by a seating list.

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Issue 130, May/June 2013

Mick takes to the steep streets of Durham City, soon to host a spectacular exhibition of early medieval gospels.

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Issue 131, July/Aug 2013

Mick finds everything from Neolithic village wells to inscribed medieval crosses among the stones of Bodmin Moor.

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