AFRICAN WORLD GEO WRAP-UP (CONNECTIONS: (Today, the is a country in Africa…
AFRICAN WORLD GEO WRAP-UP
Today, the is a country in Africa named Ghana, named after the old civilization of Ghana.
Some people in Africa were converted to Muslim, a religion that still exists today
Mansa Musa built a mosque in Timbuktu, which still stands today.
Africans sold people of their own race as slaves, most likely to European traders. The slave trade effected the U.S greatly, helping us create civil rights, making it so every person should be equal.
Gold was valuable trade item. Africans had gold mines all along the Niger river. Arabs would come with gems and spices to trade for gold and salt.
Salt was valuable trade item. Africans had salt mines all along the coast and in multiple regions. Arabs would come with gems and spices to trade for salt and gold.
The Trans-Saharan Trade Network was a web of roads that traders would follow and trade with people from other cultures on the way. African traders would trade gold and salt, and Arabian traders would trade spices and gems.
Trade brings brings religion, knowledge, and most of all, wealth. Ghana, Mali, and Songhai all obtained these things, making them strong.
THE SAHARA DESERT: (Most traders have to voyage into the desert to get to trade)
Traders also suffered from heat stroke, quicksand, and other things while crossing the Sahara desert.
WATER SHORTAGE: In the desert, most traders have to endure dehydration for days before being able to return home. People can die from dehydration in only a few days.
ROBBERS: Robbers roamed the desert, waiting to steal goods from passing traders. Traders had to travel in camel caravans to stay safe.
The savanna and Sahara desert both have dry climates. There are places in each region that have water sources, but these locations are all spread out.