After graduating from the University of Liverpool in Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean in 1986, Shahina worked as a professional field archaeologist, mostly for London based units (Museum of London’s Department of Urban Archaeology (DUA), Newham Museum Services, Pre-Construct Archaeology), as well as spending seasons on projects in Turkey, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Shahina has garnered a practical understanding of the complexities of archaeological interpretation from over 30 years experience working on and directing this wide range of international and multi period sites.
As Field Director and Project Coordinator of the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük (1995-2012) she was responsible for the implementation and monitoring of excavation and recording methodologies to enable the projects high standards of data recovery and dissemination whilst ensuring the smooth running and flow of communication and interaction of the 200 plus international team of academics, researchers, students and employed team towards dissemination, research and publication.
Currently Shahina is employed at English Heritage in the Scientific Dating Team where she project manages the dendrochronology dating commissions.
Shahina is a Member of the Council for the British Institute at Ankara and a Fellow of the Society of Aniquaries.
In press Çatalhöyük excavations: the 2000-2008 seasons. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press / British Institute at Ankara
Chapter 1: Questions, history of work and summary of results
Hodder, I & Farid, S
Chapter 2:Excavation, recording and sampling methodologies
Farid, S &Hodder, I
Chapter 3:Time will tell: Practicing Bayesian chronological modelling
on the East Mound Bayliss, A, Farid, S & Higham, T.
Chapter 4:Timelines: Phasing Neolithic Çatalhöyük Farid, S
Chapter 7: Building 43 Farid, S
Chapter 8:Building 50, Spaces 112 and 231 Farid, S
Chapter 10:The South shelter foundation trenches Farid, S
Chapter 15:Buildings 52/51 Farid, S
Chapter 24:Building 82 Farid, S
Chapter 30:The north shelter foundation trenches Farid, S
2008 Twiss, K. C., A. Bogaard, D. Bogdan, T. Carter, M. P. Charles, S. Farid, N. Russell, M. Stevanovic, E. N. Yalman and L. Yeomans (2008) Arson or Accident? The Burning of a Neolithic House at Çatalhöyük. Journal of Field Archaeology 33(1):41-57.
2008 Meskell, L. Nakamura, C. King, R. & Farid, S Figured lifeworlds and depositional practices. Cambridge Archaeological Journal.
2006 Growth of the Settlement, S. Farid in From Earth to Eternity: Çatalhöyük. M. Haydaroglu, ed. Pp. 163-169. Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari.
2005 “Neolithic Excavations in the South Area, East Mound, Çatalhöyük 1995-99” in Excavating Çatalhöyük: South, North and KOPAL Area reports from the 1995-1999 seasons, Edited by Ian Hodder, McDonald Institute Monographs
2001 An Excavation at 6 – 16 Old Church Street, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Shahina Farid with contributions by Chris Jarrett, Malcolm Lyne, Peter Moore and Ken Sabel. Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeology Society Journal, Vol. 51, 2000
2000 The Excavation Process at Çatalhöyük” Shahina Farid with contributions from team members, in Towards reflexive method in archaeology: the example at Çatalhöyük, Edited by Ian Hodder
1997 A Butchery Site in Lundenwic, Shahina Farid and Gary Brown, London Archaeologist 1997, Vol 18 pg 146 – 152
1997 “The Architectural History of the Temple”, Shahina Farid, Robert Killick, in The Dilmun Temple at Saar, Bahrain and It’s Archaeological Inheritance by Harriet Crawford, Robert Killick and Jane Moon
1996 “Exploring the 1960s’ Surface: the Stratigraphy of Çatalhöyük”, Wendy Matthews
and Shahina Farid in On the surface: Çatalhöyük 1993 – 95, Edited by Ian Hodder, McDonald Institute Monographs
1995 London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition, Excavations at Saar 1993 season. Arabian Archaeology & Epigraphy. Jane Moon, Shahina Farid, Alison Hicks, Martin Hicks & Jennifer Kiely. 1995:6 139 – 156.