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Archaeological work also suggests that central Ghana north of the forest zone was inhabited as early as 3,000 to 4,000 years ago.These migrations resulted in part from the formation and disintegration of a series of large states in the western Sudan (the region north of modern Ghana drained by the Niger River).
2000 BC), but these societies, based on fishing in the extensive lagoons and rivers, have left few traces.The military achievements of these and later western Sudanic rulers, and their control over the region's gold mines, constituted the nexus of their historical relations with merchants and rulers in North Africa and the Mediterranean.Ghana succumbed to attacks by its neighbors in the 11th century, but its name and reputation endured.These new crops included sorghum, bananas, and cassava.By the beginning of the 16th century, European sources noted the existence of the gold-rich states of Akan and Twifu in the Ofin River Valley.Although none of the states of the western Sudan controlled territories in the area that is modern Ghana, several small kingdoms that later developed such as Bonoman, were ruled by nobles believed to have immigrated from that region.
The trans-Saharan trade that contributed to the expansion of kingdoms in the western Sudan also led to the development of contacts with regions in northern modern Ghana, and in the forest to the south.The growth of trade stimulated the development of early Akan states located on the trade route to the goldfields, in the forest zone of the south.The forest itself was thinly populated, but Akan-speaking peoples began to move into it toward the end of the 15th century, with the arrival of crops from South-east Asia and the New World that could be adapted to forest conditions.Its rulers were renowned for their wealth in gold, the opulence of their courts, and their warrior/hunting skills.They were also masters of the trade in gold, which drew North African merchants to the western Sudan.For most of central sub-Saharan Africa, agricultural expansion marked the period before 500 AD.