"Culture" as defined by the venerable and pleasant archaeologist/anthropologist Stuart McRae, the instructor of my college class on anthropology:
(1)Culture is an organized system (2)of learned behavior and thought patterns (3)always made manifest by a group (4)making that group distinctive from other groups. (5)It is not instinctive, but rests on a biological base of:
a. Binocular stereoscopic color vision;
b. Habitual upright bipedal locomotion;
c. Generalized forelimb with opposable thumb; and
d. The Symbolic Capacity (750-950 cubic centimeters)
(6)Culture is transmitted through language, (7)is cumulative, (8)embraces both artifacts and attitudes, (9)and functions as humankind's chief adaptive mechanism.
The numbers 1-9 mark the 9 main ideas embedded in this concept.