Hobbits Again

So Homo floresiensis is back in the news again, with more fossil remains described by the archaeologists that announced the shocking dwarf species last year. They describe fossils from nine individuals found in the cave, all sharing similar features and spanning 80,000 years of habitation. To me, 80,000 years of dwarf fossils kind of crushes the alternate hypotheses proposed last year that the single individual originally described was a modern human who suffered severe micro-encephaly.