That’s a tough one. Let me know if you run across any as well.
The most commonly held view to this day is that the various mythologies of the ancient world are the products of simpler minds of the ancient past trying to make sense of a world they didn’t understand. Basically it’s believed that this is the same ‘tendency’ of the human mind that invented the Christian God and all the other various religious deities. An expression of the archetypes, as Jung might put it.
So, most journal type articles you run across in this arena are generally something along the lines of an analysis of the psychology of a culture as extrapolated through the mythological tales they “invented” to rationalize what they didn’t understand. Articles like this …
In my opinion, the most common view falls well short of explaining the mythologies of antiquity. The cultures that create these mythologies were grouped relatively close together, which might suggest they influenced one another, yet they each spoke very different languages, had very different cultures, and developed very different writing systems. Not to mention the very different mythologies in and of themselves. By all appearances it would seem each mythology was created completely independently. Yet they all manage to share a lot of commonality.
So if these are the result of a quirky ‘tendency’ of the human mind, why just these cultures? These all located in the regions immediately around the location of Babel? If it were as it’s most commonly thought, the human mind’s “way” of dealing with the unknown, then these types of mythological tales should have been made up elsewhere as well. But everywhere else the common view is more akin to animism. Nothing anywhere near as nuanced and detailed as these.
The accepted view doesn’t offer a viable explanation in my view. This however, Genesis, I think this is a much more cohesive and consistent explanation.