By Maclain Barry, Justin Shirey, Michael Villarreal Silent Barter: two groups of people trading without seeing each other face to face. Who used silent trade: North and west Africans Silent Trade was used to avoid the long traveling distances, language barriers, and conflict. Silent trade took place in North and West Africa, where the middleman would arrange the trading processes
The Steps of Silent Barter Pt 1
The middleman arranges the whole trade and time plus location that will work for the North and West Africans.
The North and West Africans, assuming they like what the middleman has arranged for them, will set out to the trade location with their gold and salt.
The North and West Africans arrive at the trading location that the middleman arranged for them, not seeing each other.
The North Africans signal the West Africans with a loud sound or gong after they leave their salt at the trade point, signaling the West Africans that their salt is ready.
When the West Africans get the salt in the middle, they estimate how much gold they should leave for the North Africans, with the amount / price of the salt.