I have been here many times and even have 3 “David’s sling” stones from the Valley of Elah on my shelf.
Here is more archaeological work that affirms the account of David’s kingdom (which has many doubters and skeptics):
Note I had an article two weeks ago on archaeology and the Biblical historical record:
I wish I could volunteer on one of these digs. Any wealthy patrons out there want to send me this summer? I may be old and past my prime (41, but staying in shape), but I can outdig a lot of those young volunteers :-)