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Cartersville Linear Check Stamped


This type was defined by Joseph Caldwell based upon his excavation in the Allatoona Reservoir. It is the equivalent of Deptford Linear Check Stamped, and has become the standard type for all of northern Georgia and even inland Georgia for the Middle Woodland linear check stamped pottery. In general the northern Georgia Cartersville pottery is a little thinner and sandier than similar pottery from the Deptford site and southern Georgia. Named after Cartersville, Georgia.

Sorting Criteria

Linear check stamping on sandy-grit-tempered pottery The most common vessel form is the jar, although regular bowls and shallow bowls occur as well. Rims are straight or flaring. Bases are round and subconoidal usually with tetrapodal supports.

Geographical Range
This type is found in northern Georgia.
Chronological Range
Middle Woodland.
Surface Treatment
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