Originally published in 1946, this book presents in what can arguably be described as an unusual way, a slice of Scottish social life by applying to prehistory the principles of Marxism as practised by Soviet scholars of Russian prehistory. Using archaeological evidence, the author distinguishes 6 stages – from the earliest definable groups of immigrants to the Iron Age. There are 10 appendices, devoted to the typology and classification of tombs, pottery, implements and fortifications.

chapter Chapter I|21 pages

Classification of the Data

chapter Chapter II|20 pages

Stone Age Societies

chapter Chapter III|9 pages

The Early Bronze Age

chapter Chapter IV|12 pages

The Heroic Age

chapter Chapter V|17 pages

The Late Bronze Age

chapter Chapter VI|17 pages

The Celtic Iron Age