Karaca Dağ

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Karaca Dağ
Karaca Dağ is located in Turkey
Karaca Dağ
Karaca Dağ
Şanlıurfa and Diyarbakir provinces, Turkey
Elevation 1,957 m (6,421 ft)
Location
Coordinates 37°40′12″N 39°49′48″E / 37.67000°N 39.83000°E / 37.67000; 39.83000Coordinates: 37°40′12″N 39°49′48″E / 37.67000°N 39.83000°E / 37.67000; 39.83000
Geology
Type Shield volcano
Last eruption Unknown

Karaca is a shield volcano located in eastern Turkey.[1]

On 6 March 2006 Der Spiegel reported that the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne[2] 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).[3] The results strongly suggest that slopes of Karaca Dağ provided the site for the first domestication of einkorn wheat approximately 9,000 years ago.

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