Ph.D., 1990, University of Toronto (Near Eastern Studies, Syro-Palestinian Archaeology)
M.A., 1976, Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary, Rochester, NY (Biblical Archaeology, Old Testament, Semitic Languages)
M.A., 1973, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (Theology)
B.A., 1965, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT (Classics)
Dr. P. M. Michèle Daviau is Professor Emerita of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. Since 1996, Dr. Daviau has been the Director and Chief Archaeologist of the Wadi ath-Thamad project of excavation and survey in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. She has been engaged in publishing the final report volumes concerning Tall Jawa (Jordan), an Iron Age and early Islamic site excavated under her direction (1989-1995). Her recent research concerns sites in the Wadi ath-Thamad survey area that date to the Iron Age (Moabite culture) and the Roman period (Nabataean and Roman settlements and forts). Professor Daviau has a special interest in religious iconography and in the tools of various crafts and industries.
2015 In the Shadow of a Giant: Egyptian Influence in Transjordan during the Iron Age. Pp. 234–273 in Walls of the Prince: Egyptian Interactions with Southwest Asia in Antiquity. Papers in Honour of J. S. Holladay Jr., ed. T. Harrison and E. Banning. Leiden: Brill.
2014 The Black Burnished Pyxis from Khirbat al-Mudayna (Thamad). Pp. 175–186 in “From Gilead to Edom”. Studies in the Archaeology and History of Jordan in Honor of Denyse Homès-Fredericq on the occasion of her Eightieth Birthday, eds. I. M. Swinnen and E. Gubel. Akkadica Supplementum XII. Wetteren: Cultura.
2014 Recycling in the Ancient World: Potsherds and Mended Pots. Pp. 115–132 in Exploring the Narrative. Jerusalem and Jordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages, eds. E. van der Steen, J. Boertien, N. Mulder-Hymans. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark.
2014 The Coroplastics of Transjordan: Forming Techniques and Iconographic Traditions in the Iron Age. Pp. 1-11 in ‘Figuring Out’ the Figurines of the Ancient Near East, ed. S. Langin-Hooper. Occasional Papers in Coroplastic Studies 1, print and online. USA: Association for Coroplastic Studies.
2014 Conspicuous Consumption and Tribute: Assyrian Glazed Ceramic Bottles at Khirbat al-Mudayna on Wadi ath-Thamad (with Stanley Klassen). Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 372:115–138.
2014 Adorned for Death. Glass Bracelets for the Dead at Khirbat al-Mudayna (Thamad). Journal of Islamic Archaeology 1:37–54.