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Consider the following sentence:

A shell mound exhibition center was constructed in 2002 to reproduce the distribution of the relics and lifestyle of the Neolithic age, the origin, distribution of relics and characteristics of the shell mound in the area and the excavation site are to be used as a learning center about historical relics by students.

I think I need to separate the sentence and I can't get why "the origin" is used in the middle of the sentence. Isn't it a bit awkward ?

and what would "reproduce the distribution of the relics" mean in the sentence? I can't get the concept of it.

I want to separate the sentence like this:

The shell mound exhibition center was constructed in 2002 to reproduce the distribution of the relics and lifestyle of the Neolithic age. The distribution of relics and characteristics of the shell mound in the area and the excavation site are to be used as a learning center about historical relics by students.

Would it get better ?

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  • Where is that originally from?
    – tchrist
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:44
  • you mean the relics ??
    – Sam
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:48
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    @Sam Where is the sentence from?
    – TRiG
    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:50
  • On the leaflet I took in the museum
    – Sam
    Oct 9, 2016 at 6:19
  • I have found it in online too, check out the shell mound section. knmm.or.kr/eng/Menu05_About/about_04.aspx#img1
    – Sam
    Oct 9, 2016 at 6:27

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I'm a Korean - you can make use of its Korean counterpart page to get the meaning clarified. From what I can see:

  • 'reproduce the distribution of the relics' simply means to say 'replicate the old days to show how the relics were dispersed in the area'.
  • 'the origin' relates to the second part: 'the origin and the distribution of the relics...' means to add 'where the relics come from' in the description.

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