(Damn, i thought that this was old news.)
DNA analysis reveals that wheat was used in agriculture at the Çatalhöyük site 8,500 years ago. While i was trying to track down the source of the oldest known cultivation of emmer wheat, i ran across this excellent overview of myths of the Neolithic Revolution, on a blog that i’ve never run across before, Mathilda’s Anthropology Blog. It has the Neolithic Revolution at 15,000 years ago in southeastern Turkey, which automatically earns my loyalty. It’s a deeper, more professional blog, but has photos and maps. Woo hoo.