Online Resources

There are a number of methods that can be used to access data from the Neotoma Paleoecology Database. Users who wish to access data can use one of the following:


The Neotoma Database is described in online documentation hosted on Read The Docs.

Note: We are looking for folks to help us update the Neotoma Manual. Please contact Simon Goring ( for more information.


The Neotoma Database Schema is generated using SchemaSpy, which provides a fully constructed HTML directory, including SVG images for tables and associated relations.

Aggregate dataset schema.

You can use this schema to help you build queries with Neotoma, to see what kinds of data are available from the database, to understand relationships between elements within the database and to communicate with the development team to help us support your needs.