Drs. Martijn van den Bel has been living and working over a decade as an archaeologist for Inrap in Cayenne (French Guiana) and directs public excavations in the latter French Department as well as the French Antilles. At the moment he is finishing his PhD at the University of Leiden directed by Corinne Hofman and Arie Boomert, discussing the prehistory of the coastal area of French Guiana between the Cayenne and the Maroni Rivers. Dr. Lodewijk Hulsman is a researcher affiliated to the University of Amsterdam where he defended his PhD study on Amerindian and European trade connections in Dutch Amazonia in 2009. He has published several articles on the Amerindians in Dutch Amazonia based on non-published original source material retrieved from archives in the Netherlands. Hulsman is currently engaged in the research project Atlas Dutch Brazil of the New Holland Foundation and the Atlas Mutual Heritage. He is also affiliated to the Nucleo de Pesquisas Eleitorais e Politicas da Amazonia of the Universidade Federal de Roraima. Dr. Lodewijk Wagenaar received his PhD in Leiden (1994) on a study of the Dutch Period history of Sri Lanka. As curator of the Amsterdam Museum he was involved in the exhibition of the 18th-century history of Amsterdam, in which he included the history of Surinam and slavery. He was also involved in the 2005 exhibition on Sugar in the 17th and 18th century with special attention to the consumption of sugar in the Netherlands and its production in the West and East Dutch Indies.
The editors have done an impressive job of carefully editing and shedding light on many aspects of Van Berkel's American Voyages ... scholars interested in European colonial expansion in the Atlantic World and in the history and culture of Indigenous peoples of the Wild Coast will find much of interest here. -- Mark Meuwese Mariner's Mirror