What is Neotoma?
The primary philosophy behind Neotoma is data sharing so that users can easily:
- Discover: find information efficiently by searching the database on spatial, temporal, and metadata criteria
- Explore: interactively browse and visualize live data and metadata
- Share: get data and information in a variety of useful formats (e.g., downloads, reports, graphics)
Neotoma’s centralized structure facilitates interdisciplinary, multiproxy analyses and common tool development; discipline-specific data can also be easily accessed. Data currently include North American Pollen (NAPD) and fossil mammals (FAUNMAP). Other proxies (plant macrofossils, beetles, ostracodes, diatoms, etc.) and geographic areas (Europe, Latin America, etc.) will be added in the near future. Data are derived from sites from the last 5 million years.