Bob Geldof and the BBC have unveiled plans for a website and television series that aim to record every human society.
The Dictionary of Man website and an eight-part television series, The Human Planet, will be made with help from BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm.Crews will travel the world to try to film the 900 separate groups of people that anthropologists believe exist. The makers hope the project will produce a definitive record of mankind.
He added: "Ultimately I suppose in some ways we're also building the world's family photo album."
The website aims to use the latest social networking technologies to allow individuals around the world to trace the history of their clan, tribe or family as well as contacting living members.
Geldof said it would create the largest ever living record of DVDs, books, films, photographs, art, and documented and personal accounts from people in every group in society. link
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