Andrei Tabarev directs the Division of Foreign Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in Novosibirsk Siberia and is also a professor at the Department of World Culture, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Russia.
Pacific Archaeology, Final Pleistocene-Early Holocene, obsidian tool and percussion technologies, maritime adaptation.
His past international research and collaboration focused on Final Pleistocene - Early Holocene cultures of the Pacific Rim as well as the Pre-Columbian Americas. Currently, his interests include salmon fishing among Northern Pacific ancient and traditional cultures, as well as the neolitisation and modernisation on the coasts of Peter the Great Bay, Maritime Region, Russia.
His numerous publications are in both English and Russian and cover a wide range of topics such as the role of pottery and obsidian in the Final Paleolithic cultures of the Russian Far East; early evidence of the Bear Cult in Eurasia and North America; and the genesis of the Neolithic in the southern Russian Far East.