Balikesir province in the many mounds, caves and even in settlements of this territory in BC research Was placed between the years 8000-3000 have emerged.  Havran'a 8 km. distance of the cave İnboğazı Paleolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic ages remains have been found to remain. Babaköy (Mills) in the excavations, in Yortan Cemetery, Ayvalik Dikili Kaymak on the road in the hill belonging to the Copper Age settlement and remains were found.  This is the first time in the area mentioned in Agiros (Achiraus) 'dur.  Anatolian Seljuk States in the region after the fall of the dynasty founded Square,  then the region has passed into the hands of the Ottoman Empire. 
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Main articles: Assuva and Mysia
Location indicated by the green Mysia
The name of the region of Balikesir province in ancient times Misya'dır. This sense of the word in the language of Lydia Beech obtusa.  The region's borders over time have undergone various changes, and in the north of the Marmara Sea in the west of the Dardanelles and the Aegean Sea in the east and south Atranos Tea with Lydia was converted in. The monk from the mountains to the coast of the Marmara Sea following the Dardanelles Strait, which is part of the young Mysia, muting the rest of the United Mysia.  Major Mysia; Pergam (Bergama), Adramitiyum (Edremit), Arjiza (Bale-PAZARKÖY), Assos ( Behramkale), Teruvad (Truvada), Gargar, Antandos (around Hunters), Belodos (Dursunbey) and Adriyanatere (Balıkesir) is comprised of the city. The small Mysia you (maybe), Lâmpesak (Lapseki), Perkot (Bergoz), Abidus, Milotopolis (Mihaliç), Apoloni, Periyapos (Land Biga), Pemaninos (Old Manyas), Artemea (Gonen), Zeleya (SARIKOY), Artas (Erdek) and Panormos (Bandirma) is comprised of the city. 
BC Between the years 3000-1200 in this region in the different languages spoken and Leleg Pelasg colonies were established.  In this region, who also robbed Mysians Pelasglardan comes.  Mysians this region came to Bitinyalıları after defeating Misya'ya are dominated.  Free to live their favorite the city did not build. 
BC 1120s  Hittite king IV. Tuthalya period, the Mysia came under Hittite rule.  The Hittites used the name for the region Assuva.  BC In the year 1200 with the Achaeans out between Troy and nine-year Trojan War, and in the early Khromis bilici Ennomos Mysians Troy by supporting the sovereignty of Troy have entered.  After the dissolution of Troy Mysia, Lydia, came under sovereignty.  BC In 546 BC,  United Kiros and timely Mysia successor, has been included in the Achaemenid Empire.  BC Alexander the Great Achaemenid Empire in 334 Biga Tea with around by winning his Granikos War has seized Misya'yı.  After this date the people of Mysia has earned a reputation as mercenaries. At that time, even in the Egyptian army cavalry has Mysia.  After the death of Alexander the commanders fought with each other. At the end of the war were captured Misya'yı Lisimakus. He Korupedyon War I. Was killed by Seleucus Nicator. Mysia, if Nikator'un into the hands of the emir Lisimakus'un worked Paflagonyalı Fletairos, Bergama has conquered,  Misya'ın part is also dominated.  I. nephew after Fletairos'dan Eumenes has passed. BC Gauls in 278 years has come Misya'ya. I. After passing into the head of Pergamum Eumenes'den I. Attalos, Misya'nın the rest were also seized.  Bergama Kingdom on sovereignty has experienced a period of Mysia economically comfortable.  BC 133 in Mysia, Pergamum King III. Testament to the Roman Empire dominated Attalos has passed.