Silent Trade: By: Lauryn, Bell and Alex Silent Trade is when West and North African traders exchange goods, usually being salt and gold, without ever coming face to face. The West and North African traders used silent trade to avoid a language barrier and conflicts. Silent trade usually took place along a river or other water source.
The middleman finds and sets up the meeting place of the silent trade.
West Africans travel to the meeting point and leave the gold for the North Africans.
West Africans bang the drum.
West Africans leave the meeting point.
North Africans travel to meeting point and pick up gold.