Africa. Second largest continent in the world. Some parts have constant drought Can be land of rocky dust or desert Example: Sahara Desert in North Africa. Other parts get 400 inches of rain a year Can be land of lush, green rainforests
West African Kingdoms
Two most important trading goods:
Gold came from the Savanna
Salt deposits were found in the Sahara Desert
This important trade of gold and salt took place on the trans-Saharan trade
The king was the only one allowed to keep gold nuggets. This way he could keep the price of gold high.