The National Museum of Wales ( houses, among others, the fossil collection from Pontnewydd Cave (Denbighshire, Wales). The DEATHREVOL team has had the great privilege to have access to this collection and to carry out a detailed taphonomic analysis, which helps to try to fulfill the first objective of the project: determine the emergence of the culture surrounding death in the Middle Pleistocene.

The Pontnewydd collection, composed of at least 5 individuals deposited in the cave 225,000 years ago, is especially relevant in this search for taphonomic signs of intentional treatment of the dead.