According to the inscription, King Sundarathol Mahavali Vanathirayar, who had ruled from 1468 AD and 1488 AD, had donated Agraharam to Brahmins at Anakurichi in the 15th century.
Stating that ancient temples and monuments rich in cultural heritage have been discovered in Odisha, the chief secretary said a separate directorate of archaeology was necessary.
More sites in other parts of the state have also been identified to find deposits from early Iron Age, chalcolithic age and also trace history of early Odisha from Kharavela period to 6th century CE.
The workshop, organised by ASI, aims at preparing a vision document on scope and possibility of archaeological excavations in the eastern part of India by 2035.
Sources said the urn was unearthed when one of the villagers dug up his land to construct a sewage tank for his house.
The researchers carried out an extensive study and found grind stones, cairn stones, menhir stones, earthen pottery and tools used in the iron age period.
The Mapping Archaeological Heritage in South Asia project aims to develop an open-source and free database of heritage sites throughout the Indus River Basin
In a study conducted over a period of two months, we conducted over 17 excavations in the area and unearthed over 52 artifacts, he said.