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The following table illustrates some of the common materials and supplies that could be found throughout Albion and Dál Riata, though not all of these things were strictly available in Dál Riata, or were only available via import at great cost:

Crafted Goods Raw Materials Other
Armour Clay
Ceramics Dyes
Frame Drums (Bodhráns) Flint
Harps Furs
Lutes Granite
Shields Gravel
Spears Hemp
Swords Hides
Tapestries Leather
Tiómpans Limestone
Tools Linen
Uilleann Pipes Marble
Sandstone
Slate
Wool
Wood, Oak
Wood, Walnut

Metals, both refined and unrefined, were necessary in many tools and weapons of war:

Base Metals Alloys Other
Copper Brass
Gold Bronze
Iron Red-Gold
Lead Steel
Platinum
Silver
Tin
Zinc

Although the following list is not exhaustive, and not all foods were available in all regions of Dál Riata, some of the commonly available and exported foods included:

Agricultural Fish Meat
Almonds Bream Bear
Apples Carp Beef
Apricots Clam Boar
Asparagus Crab Chicken
Barley Crayfish Crane
Beans Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) Duck
Blueberries Eel Goose
Cabbage Flounder Goat
Carrots Halibut Hare
Cauliflower Herring Heron
Celery Lobster Lamb
Cheese Mackerel Mutton
Cherries Mussel Partridge
Chestnuts Octopus Pheasant
Eggs Oyster Pigeon
Garlic Persh Seal
Grapes Pike Stag
Hazelnuts Salmon Swan
Lettuce Sole Veal
Mushrooms Squid Venison
Oats Tench
Onions Trout
Parsnips
Peas
Pears
Pine-Nuts
Pistachios
Plums
Raspberries
Rye
Spelt
Spinach
Strawberries
Walnuts
Wheat
  • All meats are preserved either by dry salting, soaking in a brine solution sealed in a watertight cask, smoke curing, or some combination of the three.
  • Fruits are preserved by dehydration or by candying; which is the process of coating slices in dry sugar or syrup, and then dehydrating them again.
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