A series of Iron Age artefacts unearthed in Warwickshire during a £ 3 million roadworks scheme have gone on public display.
Fragments of Neolithic and Bronze Age flints and pottery were also found during the improvement works to the A45 junction at Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
The archeologicall ogical findings are being exhibited at Rugby Museum until Sunday, to coincide with National Archeology Week.
Archaeologists believe that a high-ranking Iron Age family may have inhabited a settlement at Ryton-on-Dunsmore over 2,000 years ago.
The pottery may date back to 3,000 BC, and it is thought that the site has held special significance almost 2,500 years before the Iron Age began.
Stuart Palmer, who led the project for Warwickshire Museum Archaeology Projects Group, said: "This excavation has gone a long way to providing us with details of how the prehistoric communities of Warwickshire lived their lives.
"The discovery of several artefacts, such as an Iron Age oven, brooch and quernstones, provide us with the opportunity to study remains that have never been found before in the county."
Andrew Butterfield, assistant route manager for the Highways Agency, said: "We felt it was important the public had a chance to see the finds of the dig on display.
"The forthcoming opening of the new roundabout coinciding with National Archaeology Week provides an ideal opportunity.
"It demonstrates how the Highways Agency works closely with archaeologists to ensure that valuable finds unearthed are preserved."