|Şanlıurfa and Diyarbakir provinces, Turkey|
|Elevation||1,957 m (6,421 ft)|
On 6 March 2006 Der Spiegel reported that the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne had discovered that the genetically common ancestor of 68 contemporary types of cereal still grows as a wild plant on the slopes of Mount Karaca (Karacadag). The results strongly suggest that slopes of Karaca Dağ provided the site for the first domestication of einkorn wheat approximately 9,000 years ago.
- "Karaca Dag". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0103-011.
- Max Planck Institute for Breeding Research
- Heun, Manfred et al. (November 1997). "Site of Einkorn Wheat Domestication Identified by DNA Fingerprinting". Science (journal) 278: 1312–1314. Bibcode:1997Sci...278.1312H. doi:10.1126/science.278.5341.1312.
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