Archaeological discoveries have also revealed traces of habitation in the 9th - 10th centuries, and attest to a Roman - Slavic population before the Hungarians' penetration into Transylvania. The voivodal and clerical formations found at the entrance of the Hungarians in these places opposed a strong resistance to their feudal oppression. The foundations were constituted of a free population led by the cneji. They judged by the old habit of the earth (jus valahicum). This situation has been preserved for a long time, until the end of the fifteenth century, especially for the Romanians in this area. An episode of a tough trial for the people in these places was the invasion of the Tartars from 1241 to 1242, who robbed the land, but also the Turkish ones later. In the Middle Ages, the whole land was royal property or belonged to the nobles, who owned castles and fortresses, including Deva, Hunedoara, Orlea and others. In the middle of the 13th century, voivode Litovoi, beyond the Carpathians, belonged to these places.
The struggle and defense of the autonomy towards the kings of Hungary led by the voivode and his brother, Barb, took place on these lands, of which the Totești commune also belongs. Here, in the battle for the defense of the ancient land, Litovoi fell in 1277, while opposing the armies of King Ladislaus IV of Cuman. Particularly characteristic is this corner of the country and ethnographic, folkloric and, in general, all folk manifestations. A special mention can be made for the port of the peasants in this area, which is varied and picturesque. The same is the architecture and wood carving, preserved over time from ancient times. Pleased with these places, Ioan Pop Reteganul describes them in beautiful colors in his work "From the Land of Hateg": "In my frequent journeys made in the long and wide of our dear Ardeal, I searched several times and that part of his name called Tara The Hateg is beautiful, but in it is precisely this corner, which is so called from the old age to this day, although it is small, the Country of Hateg meets in itself everything that Transylvania has best and most beautiful. And if I had the power, I would gladly quench this real earthly heaven, which lies at the horn of Transylvania, west and south. "
• Certain vestiges belonging to the Roman era were discovered on the territory of the village of Cărneşti, indicating the presence of a rustic villa. The place is called Mezeinisa and is located about 300m from the village, south of the road to Ostrov.
• Traces of Roman walls and ceramics were found in the eastern part of the village of Pâclişa. Inside the spiatal are known tombs arranged in rows.
• On the left bank of the Girlet stream, on the territory of Reea village, there is a Neolithic settlement.
• on the territory of the Totești village there are the footpaths of the Roman Road, and in the place called Movile there may be more tumuli.
The Pogany Castle Ensemble
• It is located in the village of Pâclişa and dates from the 18th century, with modifications in the 19th century.
• Owner is Pogany Carol
• Currently it has no use.
• Historical monument from the XVIIIth century, located in the village of Pâclişa, at Nr. 93.
• Owner - Pogany Carol
• Currently it has no use.
Pogany Castle Park
• Dating back to the 19th century
• It is located in the village of Pâclişa and is used as a park.