11Daniel, Glyn. Megaliths in History. London: Thames and Hudson, 1972. 38.
Stuart Piggott suggests that "it is worthwhile considering for a moment the relation between antiquarian and philological studies in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, and to recognize that the chaotic state of the latter did much to inhibit the development of even a rudimentary sort of prehistory. There was of course the necessary premise that as the world had been repeopled after the Deluge and the episode of the Tower of Babel, there must have been an original language for all mankind, and this, by more or less general consent, was inevitably thought to have been Hebrew." (Piggott, Stuart. Ruins in a Landscape. Edinburgh: At the University Press, 1976. 7-8.)