The typical mill types in the Southern Great Plain are dry and windmills, which have been traditional milling structures in the landscape for centuries. The geographical reason for this is that this area is poor in watercourses and is, therefore, largely unsuitable for the construction of water mills. Dry mills were probably already used in the Middle Ages in this region, but the Ottoman conquest depopulated the area, thus hindering the continuous development of the local mill architecture. From the 18th century onwards, the number of dry mills increased with the repopulation, and from the end of the century windmills also appeared.
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