Well, it had to happen soon enough. After the controversial discovery of similar hobbit-like skeletons from Micronesian Palau, a joint University of Oregon, North Carolina State Univerisity and Australian National University study published in PLOSone says that these skeleton weren’t hobbits but normal humans.
Bone Parts Don’t Add Up To Conclusion Of Hobbit-like Palauan Dwarfs
ScienceDaily, 27 August 2008
Bone parts don’t add up to conclusion of Palauan dwarfs
EurekaAlerts, 26 August 2008