31Jones, Carleton. Temples of Stone: Exploring the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland. Cork: Collins, 2007. 245.
Jones explains that "one thing that may have been different about these Neolithic chiefdoms when compared to the later Bronze Age chiefdoms is that the social inequalities in the Neolithic chiefdoms may have been masked by a megalithic-focused ideology that emphasised the group as opposed to Bronze Age chiefdoms where the chief and his warrior elites seem to have been feted."