chapter  5
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The Healing of the Woods Hunting and Gathering

T h a t passage from D avid Jones is based on an early W elsh tale and presents hunting in its less fam iliar aspect, as a social and even ritual activity. M ost archaeologists see it in terms o f subsistence. O n e theme o f this chapter w ill be the w ay in w hich hunting has changed its nature and its purpose through time. In its simplest outline this has been a progression from sub­ sistence to sport.