“The Liang Bua cave on the island of Flores where the Hobbit fossils were unearthed continues to be investigated.
The intervening years have seen researchers dig down through new areas, to get a better picture of how the sediments are structured.
It now transpires that the first floresiensis specimens were lodged just below an unconformity – a missing, eroded layer of material.
The absence of this sediment made the context of the 2003 finds appear younger than they actually were.
Various dating technologies have subsequently been applied to the contents of the cave – charcoal, sediments, flowstones, volcanic ash and even the H. floresiensis bones themselves – to help build a new timeline.
This points to the skeletal remains of floresiensis being between about 100,000 and 60,000 years old.”
Not that I’m any better overall. I have a ton of (possibly unfounded) opinions about art—all the arts—and philosophy, politics, and economics, for instance, that most probably keep me from a better and deeper understanding and appreciation of them.