Michael Royea


Michael Royea received a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Fine Art in 1991 from Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec and a Master’s Degree in Classical Archaeology in 1994 from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1991 he attended an archaeological field school at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, then returned in subsequent years as a field assistant. He began teaching part-time at Bishop’s in September 1995 and continues to the present. He created a minors course in archaeology, developed several new courses. Michael also introduced travel courses, first to the American Southwest and then to Greece. He is currently putting the finishing touches on another novel, a work of historical fiction concerning the world of gladiators in the 1st century AD, as well as a companion travel guide to other ancient cultures in the American southwest.

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Southwestern Adventure

In the Footsteps of First Peoples: Mogollon, Hohokam, Salado and Sinagua

Southwestern Adventure by Michael Royea contains masses of handy information including the best roads to travel, accommodation options, and opening hours. I like the way the book commences with a handy map and itinerary. Mesmerizing accounts of violent history accompany location descriptions, adding action and suspense. The exciting explanations made me feel as though I was at each place. Moreover, I loved the way each detailed travelogue was accompanied by high-quality original photographs. These amazing images transported me through time and space, so I felt I was visiting the site. I am not often blown away by a travelogue, but this journey truly lived up to its name and delivered a reading adventure! “

– Cecelia Hopkins for Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars

Books by Michael Royea

The Key of Theseus
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Learn more about Michael Royea at: https://michaelroyea.ca/