In the wider locality lived the Illyrians, Celts, Greeks, Romans ...
In the seventh century, permanently inhabited by Slavic tribes. The medieval area was part of the Bosnian state, the field Gostilj, Dramešina and Soli as independent political unit, which until the arrival of the Turks in Bosnia losing those attributes. The settlement Zivinice as urban location was built probably in the eighteenth century. The existence of the first medieval fortress "Castle" in Nevrenči, "City Jasičak" above Bašigovaca, "Džebarska fort", "City-Downtown" above the Gornja Visca and many tombstones, point to the fact that the surrounding settlements much older origin.
The first records of the tombstones dating from the first half of the XVI. Century. The southern and eastern parts of the area are particularly rich Živinica the cemeteries and tombstones. There is around 25 stećak necropolis and a dozen singles in Donja Lukavica. Today it is preserved about 250 stećci in various localities, special attention is the tombstone "Vrpolje" in Đurđevik, who is also the only tombstone with the written text. The origin of the name Živinice for the oldest literature has three versions. One version is by M. Hadžijaniću that says: "I came across a Turkish document from 1764 which mentions Zivinice and literally this: Živinice called Uskopči, probably (Oskovci) in nahija Tuzla".
Under socialism there was a settlement Zivinice Factory which was renamed in Zivinice.  in 1981 the village of Zivinice associated Lower Zivinice (former Zivinice Croatian).  Zivinice until 1985 bore the name Živinice, and then their name changed to Zivinice City.  That same year, set aside part of the settlement, which is the Baric connected to the new village Zivinice Lower. 
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