Einkorn Domestication, Southwest Asia

Einkorn is described as a one grained form of wheat. Based on DNA analysis of 68 cultured lines of Einkorn and 261 wild lines of Einkorn, it turns out that the haratage dates back to 9000 BCE, in Southwest Asia’s fertile crescent. The DNA study conducted by Manfred Heun, from Agriculture University, Norway, and Francesco Salamini, from Max Planak Institute for Rsearch on Plant Breeding, Cologne, Germany. Their combined research has lead to the belief that the Karacaday Mountains of Southeastern Turkey may have been the start of all Einkorn.

      9000 BCE
      Manfred Heun,
      Francesco Salamini,
      Karacaday Mountains of Southeastern Turkey

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