The Washington Post today carried this article summarizing new discoveries about the Flores "hobbit people". This time, scientists claim to have discovered much older tools which closely resemble those found with the skeletal remains discovered last year. This is supposed to strengthen the claim that a) the hobbits made the tools and b) they've been on the island a long time.
Predictably, the usual suspects are completely unconvinced. They note the artifact's provenance (where it was found and what that means) is confused if not ruined outright, and so the tool find proves nothing.