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This is from a friend:

Quote: have a question about how archaeologists check what climate is like in the early modern period. Do you know if anyone has ever done a dig, or looked at tree rings, or at volcanic tephra in soil for the 1690s in Scotland ( King William's Seven Ill Years). I know there are theories about the Little Ice Age and the sunspot maunder minimum, but a pal has just pointed out to me the massive eruption of Hekla on Iceland in 1693 as a possible culprit for some of the worst of it. Has anyone looked into that?

So we know about the Bronze Age Hekla... and probably have info on that (which would be an interesting comparator) but does anyone know of specifically Scottish work on this?