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Abigail Moffett

  • Abigail MoffettNewton International Fellow
  • EmailAbigail.Moffett@uea.ac.uk
  • Project Commodity circulation, consumption patterns and early global trade networks: a study of the cowrie shell in African archaeological contexts
    • Abigail Moffett received her doctorate in archaeology from the University of Cape Town and has undertaken extensive archaeological fieldwork and archival work in southern Africa. Her doctoral research used the examination of a copper craft production locale in northern South Africa to explore themes of power, political economy, craft and gender in precolonial communities in the region. In her recent work she has become particularly interested in exploring the biographical value of traded objects and the nature and impact of frontiers and entanglements across the African continent. She is currently pursuing this through a British Academy Newton International Fellowship project entitled ‘Commodity circulation, consumption patterns and early global trade networks: a study of the cowrie shell in African archaeological contexts’