This man was so very many things to different people and without the focus of an integrated team, you can miss what may turn out to be a pivotal moment of discovery. But these are the same questions that would form the basis of a modern-day forensic investigation into an unidentified corpse.
Along with two colleagues from Dundee University - facial reconstruction expert Dr Caroline Wilkinson and bone isotope analyst Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein - I had spent nearly five months recording a four-part television series for the BBC. The difference was that this man had been dead for 800 years.
He denied raping the woman at his Gedding Road home and assaulting her by grabbing her round the throat.
Although he was cleared of rape, the Ipswich Crown Court jury found him guilty of assaulting her and Moore will be sentenced for that offence in January after a pre-sentence report has been prepared on him by the probation service.
The court heard that Moore said the pair had undertaken consensual sex before dinner that evening.
To me, as an anatomist and forensic anthropologist, he was a man in intractable pain - probably incontinent and most likely paralysed in both legs.
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Miss Ascherson said that a medical examination of the alleged victim revealed reddening and bruising around her throat and arms.
During questioning by police, Moore said he had blacked out from drinking alcohol, and would have been unable to rape the woman.