I have been looking at the mini map all game. There is not a lot of land on this map. Some of the land tiles will be in the form of small islands probably containing luxs. Now look at our starting location. 5 tiles North of the Equator with not very much land to the North of us. This map is supposed to be equitably equal for all Tribes. If the Southern Tribe was further South and enjoyed the lush green pastures that would be there, that would not be an equal start. I will agree with the hill 3 tiles to the SE, though.