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Ruud Stelten

Field archaeologist

My interests lie in the fortifications of Mauritius. As many of these structures are under threat of being destroyed, I mainly focus on basic site recording in addition to assessing the role the forts and batteries played in the island’s defence over time. My first archaeological involvement on Mauritius was at the BRIC project, and I also regularly help out at various other sites the team is working on. Besides the MACH project, I am involved in historical archaeological research on the Caribbean island St. Eustatius, and am employed as a part-time field technician for a commercial archaeology company in the Netherlands.