WHAT IS SLIENT TRADE? A method that traders that cannot speak each others languages use to trade. WHO USED SILENT TRADE? North and West Africa. WHY WAS IT USED? Because of the inability to speak each others languages. WHERE DID IT TAKE PLACE? Africa.
People in the group-Brianna Aponte, Claire Tobias, Jordan Palat
Traders (the North Africans in this case) spread out their goods along the river for the West Africans.
Once all of the goods were spread out along the river, the North Africans beat a drum, and left.
The Wangarans arrived by boat. They put some gold dust by the goods, beat a drum and left.
Later, the traders returned. If the amount of gold was acceptable, they took it and left. If not, they went away again and waited.
The North and West Africans bargained back and forth like this, without ever meeting in person.