List and explain characteristics of culture that make it an invaluable tool for human adaptation.
socially acquired (learned from others but capacity for it is biological). enables meaningful behaviors, blueprint for behavior.
culture is "out of awareness": invisible unless purposefully brought into relief, usually by comparison with different cultures.
culture is complex whole of: norms, behavior, cultural production, language, art, adaptations to the environment, and others
it is an invaluable tool for human adaptation because it is not biologically encoded, it is learned after birth.