Plant Fortifications

Concentric circular vegetation barriers used as defensive walls or fortifications in precolonial Africa.

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Go Historic ID
13654
Names
plant fortifications
plant fortification
defensive hedges
fortifications, plant
fortifications, vegetation
hedges, defensive
plant ramparts
ramparts, plant
vegetation fortifications
aangeplante versterkingen Dutch
aangeplante versterking Dutch
fortificaciones de vegetación Spanish
fortificación de vegetación Spanish

More Definitions

Dense plantings used as fortifications. The best known examples are barriers used as defensive walls in North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Moorish Spain, and elsewhere.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300048769. The J. Paul Getty Trust.