As the researchers extracted DNA from the samples and analyzed it, other scientists were taking a new look at the Homo floresiensis fossils. They realized that the initial estimate of their age was wrong. Instead, the fossils are at least 60,000 years old.I missed this story about the Flores fossils.
The Flores skull was a huge story because it appeared half-human, half-ape, and only 12k years old. Apparently that age estimate was completely wrong.