The study of settlement archaeology has recently become popular subject and many of the recent excavation reports have given much stress on the specific study of settlement remains rather than the other objects. In this book, the author has examined the material remains of a given are i.e. of Bhubaneswar tracing the origin development and decay of various settlement in that area in a wider timespan. However the study in not confined to only settlement remains but the documentary evidences provides by the epigraphic and literary sources have also been taken into consideration to chain the missing links and suitable corroborations have been rendered.
Dr. Gyanendra N. Srivastava (b. 1956) did his master`s degree in Ancient History, Culture & Archaeology from Allahabad University in 1st division in 1977 and Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology from Institute of Archaeology in 1986. He joined Archaeological Survey of India in 1980 and had been associated with the fieldwork in the various disciplines of Archaeology conducted in the different parts of the country.