Utah teachers will get hands-on archaeological experience thanks to a grant from the Utah Endowment for the Humanities.

Recipients of the grant, the Utah Museum of Natural History and the Bureau of Land Management will conduct a four-day training course in June for 80 teachers and social studies directors.Participants will be instructed in building table-top archaeological digs, laboratory analysis, and making stone tools and pottery.

Classroom sessions will be followed by field trips throughout the state. The goal of the course, according to BLM officials, is to help students gain appreciation for Utah's unique and valuable archaeological sites.

To participate, call the Museum of Natural History, 581-6928.