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Elah Fortress: Philistia Gate
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Tabun - Oven in situ
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Cave dwelling with lintel - entrance
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Dwelling with lintel (mashkoff)
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Ritual basin with water system
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Socho Gate - faces south-east
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The Socho Gate - external view.
Ancient Ziklag?

Shoshana Selavan suggests in response to
today's announcement (July 18, 2013) that if indeed David built a fortress for himself on Qeiyafa, and it is dated to before he is king, perhaps it is Ziklag (Sam. I 27:6). 

Thus it is in range of Philistine Gat and his patron Achish, it is sufficiently close to be considered in the land of the Philistines as Nadav Neeman suggests; and thus it is a short-lived site as the archaeologists claim. 

They would serve God without figurines, while private altars were permissible, which explains the altars and shrine boxes. 
There is room for 400 military men and their wives on the hilltop - casemate houses in the wall, because every man can "man" his post from his house.

(Based on the postholes, and based on pottery restoration of 2008-9 in which parts of the same pots were found in both the first two structures north of the western gate gate in
Area B, Saar Ganor says there was a roof over both buildings which collapsed. Perhaps one set of families lived on the first floor and one on the second, and as there are close to 100 rooms along the wall, and the powerful city walls and adjacent walls could support a taller structure, that doubles the families and the firepower by the wall.)  

Defense is a key issue, the vantage point with visibility is a key issue, and, accessibility to all sides as a base for raiding or for escape, with potential threats from Saul coming from the hills or others coming from the west.   

According to her suggestion, the destruction the archaeologists have found is the Amalekite destruction recorded in the Bible (Sam. I 30:1). 

It may be someone has already suggested this identification, yet not necessarily with all the threads here. 

WHY NOT ZIKLAG?
by David Willner
From Da'at Mikra - Samuel I 27:6
(6) Ziklag - Sat in the Negev (south) (Joshua 15:31, see Da'at Mikra there) "…and it was given from the Children of the Tribe of Judah to the Children of the Tribe of Shimon (there 19:5; Chronicles I 4:30). "And in the days of Saul it was in the hands of the Philistines," (see Judges 15:11). "And Achish gave Ziklag to David, to enable him to smash the inhabitants of the the Negev that were preying on the Philistines, as can be understood from verses 5-11. It is reasonable that it was convenient for Achish to set up David to fight the neighbours of the Philistines in his stead, and David took the opportunity that fell in his hands to protect the Israelite settlements, as can be seen and is explained later on.

While some of the above parameters make sense, there are many problems in making this identification. Based on Ziklag's geographic identification in the south/Negev, it's origin as a Philistine site, and its relatively longer settlement horizon of both the Philistines and Judah, Ziklag does not make a convincing identification for Kh. Qeiyafa. The absence of any clear Philistine settlement phase at Qeiyafa further reduces its probability. According to the excavators of Qeiyafa, no pig bones (typical at Philistine sites) have been found there.