15Piggott, Stuart. "Prehistory and the Romantic Movement." Antiquity XI (1937): 31.
Another aspect of "taste" that was becoming influential was due to discoveries in the Americas: "This revelation of primitive man in the Americas was then of the greatest importance in moulding antiquarian thought in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly so far as visual concepts of Ancient Britons were concerned." (Piggott, Stuart. Ruins in a Landscape. Edinburgh: At the University Press, 1976. 9.)
In Briton in 1714, "'some Gentlemen who had traveled in Italy, desirous of encouraging at home, a taste for those objects that had contributed so much to their entertainment abroad,' founded the Society of Dilettanti." (Daniel, Glyn. The Origins and Growth of Archeology. New York: Thomas R. CrowelL Company, 1968. 24.)