More agreeable life conditions made Čelinac and its surroundings vibrant long ago, the fact confirmed by numerous arhaeological findings.
Čelinac area has about ten Illyrian ruins, one of the most famous being on the 10th kilometre away from Banja Luka, immediately above Vrbanja River nearby the railway bridge. Today ruins are visible of this ancient city named Zmajevac, which was a very strong fort and, as such, the central military facility in the region.
Čelinac area abounds in natural resources and has a rich cultural tradition. There are lots of carved figures, letters and crosses on tombstones.