Silent trading was used between North and West Africans to trade essential items for each other, items like salt, gold, and weapons. It took place because it eliminated the language barrier and the chance of conflicts. It took place along the river.
Made by: Randy, William, and Colbey
The North Africans cross the Sahara Desert to bring salt to West Africa. It is a very long, and dry, trip, and is very hard to traverse.
The North Africans meet with a middleman, someone who arranges the trades and speaks both languages and finds a spot and a time.
We can trade along the river on Tuesday.
This should be plenty of salt! Now I'll just bang the drum and leave to wait for the West Africans
This is not enough salt! I need to signal that he needs to bring more.
This is plenty, now time to leave while the West Africans place down gold.