1. Callie K, Jodi P and Kiley P 2. North Africans and West Africans used this way of trade. 3. They used this to avoid conflict and language barriers. 4. Silent trade was used in Kumbi and North Africa 5. Silent trade is trading without communication. 6. In the southern forests, in Kumbi, and North Africa
The Middleman arranges the trade place and time
Both caravans came to a river bank in the South forest
The traders go to the river, drop off all of the goods, bang the drum, and walk several miles away into the woods.
The Wangarans would hear the drum and come by boat to the trading place, leave gold dust next to the items they wanted, bang the drum and left.
The traders would come back to see if enough gold dust was there for each item, if there was enough gold dust the traders would take the gold and leave. Then the trade was over.