I just received page proofs for the chapter I did with RCD on settlement patterns in the Mississippi Valley. The chapter is going to appear in Rafferty and Peacock's Time's River volume to be published by the University of Alabama Press. If you want to check out the chapter, click here. The book is slated to be published on July 15 and you can pre order your copy from Amazon already. I recommend the 49.95 softcover edition. It looks to be a very good edited volume with the focus being themes rather than the traditional "periods." Thus each chapter looks at the Valley along a set of defined dimensions rather than the normal cultural historical chunks.