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Sites under threat. Tell settlements from South-East Romania
This paper has as aim to present some tell settlements from Southern Romania from the point of view of their preservation (identification of the main degradation types) and protection. With the shape of a mound, the tell type settlements drew the attention not only to archaeologists but also to local people who saw them as a good raw material source for different constructions. Despite their presence on the List of Historical Monuments the tell settlements are currently used as fields for agriculture or are invaded by constructions built inside the protection area or even on the site itself. All these had as consequence the total destruction of some of these sites (e.g. the tell sites nearby Bucharest: Vidra, Măgura Jilavei, Chitila). The careless of the local authorities regarding this type of monument is one of the causes the destruction of the tell settlements.