Ow can we combine Homeric texts and archeology to learn more about elite behaviour in Greek Society? What are the difficulties with such an approach

I have written a plan on what my essay should be like
1) Introduction -Unlike prehistoric archeology, other than material evidence (artifacts), a wider range of resources are available to Classical archeologists, classical texts being one of them. In Classical archeology, archeologists can rely upon the clues provided by texts to explore the remains of the ancient Greek world in the tradition of Schliemann digging at Troy with Iliad at hand. In this essay, I am going to focus on how classical texts are used in conjunction with archeology to further our understanding of elite behavior in Greek society as well as the problems we might face in doing so.

Thomas R. Martin thinks that a?despite the ancient origins of Homeric poetry, the behavioral code that it portrayed primarily reflected values established in the aristocratic society of Greece of the Dark Age before the rise of political systems based on citizenshipa (An Overview of Classical Greek History from Mycenae to Alexander 4.6.7-10)

2) Homeric value -arete / kleon
The concept of a?aretea, or a?kleosa was considered the quintessence of Homeric early aristocratic education, in fact, Homeras Odyssey and Iliad especially are paeans to arA?te. This concept dominates all Greek education and culture of the time. A nobles arete, in Homer, is specifically indicated by his skill and prowess as a soldier in war, and as an athlete in peace. War provides the occasion for the display of arete and the winning of kleos, or glory. This is one of the most important understandings of why many Greeks went to Troy (most specifically Achilles). Achilles being a classic representation of Greek aristocrats, preferred a short yet glorious life to a long unremarkable one as seen in Iliad book 9 lines 516-520, where he recounts his mother Thetis giving him the option of choosing between having a long life or glory. This shows that aristocrats and elites during the Homeric times valued arA?te above everything, even death
How archeology better our understanding on it (through weapons found, pottery, richly equipped burials)
3) Greek elite women
Penelope -homeric women, given a high status, but still patriarchal society
reflects on how women in the dark ages were, their values
how is it supported by archeology -female graves found in lefkandi, toumba
4) Greek elites show reverence to the gods
supported by archeology? -perhaps sancturies found etc
5) How they lived -small communities with basilieus
like in Homers iliad and odyssey ( Odysseus is the king of Ithaca)
how does archeleogical sites support
6)Elite behaviour -xenia (?) hospitality seen in homers odyssey and Iliad?
How archeology could support that this existed
7) Difficulties that we encounter when we combine homeric texts and archeology
(Use and abuse of Homer p.89) Homers main model for the world in the poems must have been his own experience, but certain changes had to be made. Some we might call archaizing the boars tusk helmet, bronze weapons, the use of the chariot, pure invention
-exaggerated wealth, monsters, talking rivers and horses
-difficult to date