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The Potter’s Field

October 20, 2010

Somewhere in the wilds of rural Manitoba stands this cluster of ruined ceramic objects.  Are they evidence that this region was once inhabited by an advanced culture that worshipped trilobites and ammonoids?  Is this a monument to those lost, long-extinct creatures?

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  1. October 21, 2010 12:09 pm


  2. Dave permalink
    October 23, 2010 4:16 pm

    Now THAT’S cool! And the trilobites are very well rendered … clear evidence of a palaeontologically-advanced society, now mysteriously vanished (rather like trilobites and ammonoids themselves).

    • Graham permalink*
      October 23, 2010 5:26 pm

      Yes, vanished with little trace, but the worship of marine creatures suggests that it may have been a Paleozoic to Mesozoic branch of the Atlantean civilization. Perhaps further inquiry will lead to the unearthing of additional pieces?

  3. October 24, 2010 4:56 am

    Too cool! The Paleozoic geek in me wants to suggest that the culture that produced the wonderful art are some long lost brethren… Cambrian ptychopariids, Devonian phacopids, and I suggest for the ammonoids, goniatites.

  4. Steve Brandy permalink
    May 6, 2014 2:10 pm

    Wonderful! What is it about …potters and paleontology?!! Yet again Graham, another example of people working with clay and having a yen for ancient creatures. Perhaps some of that clay is composed of the remnants of these extinct creatures…and it magically rubs off on them…? The odd pathways of art…sort of mystical. Just my silly musing.

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