Presentation on theme: "You are now living in West Africa. Today is Friday, Oct. 3, 500 AD. Rank the following items in order of their importance to you: A.Oil B.Gold C.Salt D.Ivory."— Presentation transcript:
You are now living in West Africa. Today is Friday, Oct. 3, 500 AD. Rank the following items in order of their importance to you: A.Oil B.Gold C.Salt D.Ivory E.Spices
Gold-Salt Trade: The Key to West African Empires
Resources are unevenly distributed West Africa lacked salt – worth more than gold!! VERSUS Taghaza were people used salt to build homes
The Gold-Salt Trade 3 rd to 4 th century AD Routes from Middle East and North Africa to West Africa Cross through the Sahara Salt from the North Gold from the South
The Gold-Salt Exchange The Gold & Salt Trade Routes
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