Named by Joseph Caldwell based upon work in the Allatoona Reservoir. Historic Cherokee pottery style.
Check stamped pottery with a medium grit-tempered paste. The stamping is usually fairly deeply applied. The sherds are a little thicker and usually have a grayish to blackish color indicating that they were probably fired in a reducing atmosphere rather than in an oxidizing atmosphere. The color of these sherds is very diagnostic, because at no other period do you have gray to black to white check-stamped pottery. After the stamping a notched, applique rim strip was added to the vessel. Vessel form is globular with flattened bottoms and slightly flaring rims.