Reporter searches for allure of archaeology in Clunia, Spain

According to Mark Piesing of The Guardian, volunteering on the late Roman archaeological site in Clunia, Spain leaves one feeling more like Gil Grissom than Indiana Jones, yet volunteering for digs is more popular than ever. Piesing set off to find out why.

Piseing writes: "According to Lisa Westcott, editor of Current Archaeology, this will have been the biggest summer yet for archaeological volunteering, with more than 300 digs in the UK alone. 'Volunteering is really taking off because it is a great alternative for recession-hit Britain,' she says. 'Volunteers who don't have to have any previous experience of archaeology can spend two weeks away for almost nothing.'"