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 The environment is an extremely important factor in determaing the developement of a civilization. It can help advance a civilisation or impede it. In ancient Africa, the environment affected the different civilivations, such as the Sahel, the Wagado Empire and the Mbuti of the Ituri Forest. The environment uopn many aspects of these and other civilisations, such as agriculture, technology, trade, daily life and even sometimes the physical appearence of the people in the civilisation were greatly affected by their environment.

             The Sahel, which was located in West Africa and south of the Sahara Desert, was affected by its environment. In ancient times, the climate of the climate of the Sahel was not so hot and dry, it allowed the people of the civilisation to cultivate the land and gro crops. There was a wet season, most of the crops would grow and a dry season, when the winter crops would grow. The lands of the Shael were covered with natural grasses, which was great for raising cattle, sheep and goats. the manure that was produced by these animals would then help enrich the soil. Some of the lands of Sahel had iron deposits, which helped advanced their technology. Iron spears ,swords ans hoes were developed. The iron weapons helped the Sahel protect itself and the tools helped with agriculture. Iron objects were alos valueable, so they were used to of retrading and helped the people of the Sahel become skilled traders. The environment helped advance the ancient civilization known as Sahel.