23Jones, Carleton. Temples of Stone: Exploring the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland. Cork: Collins, 2007. 2-3.
Jones says that "Aubrey's main contribution to antiquarian studies was his recognition that megalithic monuments were older than both the 'Danes' (Vikings) and the Romans. Although it may now seem obvious to us that megalithic tombs pre-date the Vikings and the Romans, Aubrey held this view against the majority opinion of his day which felt that neither the native British nor the native Irish had built anything as sophisticated as a megalithic tomb."