This is a history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has been inhabited at least since Neolithic Period (before 10,000 years ago). In the early Bronze Age, the Neolithic population was replaced by more warlike Indo-European tribes, the Illyrians. Celtic migrations in the 4th and 3rd century BC displaced many Illyrian tribes from their former lands, but some Celtic and Illyrian tribes mixed.
The Byzantines restored control over Bosnia at the end of 10th century, but not for long as it was soon taken by the Czar of Bulgarians Samuil. In 1019 the Byzantine Emperor Basil II, after he defeat of Samuilo, forced Serbian and Croatian rulers to acknowledge Byzantine sovereignty. Croatian king Petar KreÅ¡imir IV (1058–1074) exerted his influence over Bosnia in 1060s.