Young Bae studied Neolithic age archaeology at Pusan National University. His master’s thesis was on the ornaments of the Neolithic age in Korea. Young Bae’s archaeological interests are mainly ornaments and tombs of the Korean Neolithic period and specifically characteristics of society through the distribution of ornaments and the analysis of tomb items. Young Bae also did various kinds of archaeological fieldwork in the south of Korea. He is also interested in Mayan ruins and was previously on a field trip to Central America for one year.