Esteban Fernandez is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado’s M.A program. Throughout the past five years he worked in a wide variety of field projects in the countries of Belize, Mexico, and the United States. His main research interest lies within the region of Mesoamerica, namely the production of gold artifacts used as provincial tributary payments to the Aztec empire. For the purposes of this research he embraced a multidisciplinary approach that combined ethnohistoric, archaeological and experimental evidence. Currently, he is taking a year off from school in order to explore other career options outside of archeology.