a diagram

alloplastic or autoplastic, mineralogical or geological, real-formal or real-essential, …
or why didn’t they teach us about these in art history?
if each of these sites integrates a technological substance [mineral alteration] with a expressive function [ritual activity] and if each type of integration is produced and distributed as a historical stratum, then there is a diagram “between two strata as the place of mutations which enables the passage from one stratum to the other.” in other words, a diagram draws the lines, relations, and transformations between all of these sites.

cist

chambered cairn

clava cairn

court cairn

dolmen

henges

hörgr

inukshuk

kerb

kurgan

ovoo

petroform

rujm

stele

stupa

tumulus

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