Why is culture important?. Anthropology

• Culture is used as a survival means for humans, as culture must satisfy the basic needs of its members

• It deals with problems and matters that concern the members

• Culture makes humans distinctive from any other species

• Symbolic thought is unique to humans and humans are the only creatures able to use symbolic language to learn and share culture

• Socialization and enculturation processes shape our identities

• Cultural systems enable humans to cope with the world and one another