This type was named by Joseph Caldwell for material from the Allatoona Reservoir. Named after old Galt's Ferry over the Etowah River in Cherokee County. It is associated with late Cherokee Indian occupation of northwestern Georgia.
Check stamping on grit-tempered pottery. The paste of Galt is gray to black in color as opposed to the tan to brown paste of other check stamped pottery. Designs and executions of the Galt period are sloppy.