This type was defined by Joseph Caldwell based upon his excavations in the Allatoona Reservoir. It is the equivalent of Deptford Simple Stamped and it has become the standard type for all of northern Georgia and even inland Georgia for the Middle Woodland simple 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.
Simple stamping on sandy-grit-tempered pottery. Overstamping, producing a cris-crossed effect, frequently occurs. The most common vessel form is the jar, although regular bow ls and shallow bowls occur as well. Rims are straight or flaring. Bases are round and subconoidal, frequently with tetrapodal supports.