27 July 2016

Lu Jiao Mu (鹿角木)

Ming Chinese Deer Horn Wood Abatis
Drawing of a Lu Jiao Mu (highlighted), from 'Wu Bei Zhi (《武備志》)'.
Lu Jiao Mu (鹿角木, lit. 'Deer horn wood') is the Chinese name for abatis. It is simply a cut down tree with dense branches, with its trunk partially buried underground.

The Roman counterpart to Lu Jiao Mu is known as Cippus (plural Cippi).

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