In this paper the results of a palynological investigation of the 30-78 m interval from a deep bore hole in the Tenagi Philippon are presented. The pollen diagram reflects alternating steppe phases and phases of oak forest, some of them with an evergreen character. Taking the 14C dated last interglacial-glacial cycle (resp. forest and steppe) as a model, the oak phases are interpreted as interglacials or warm interstadials and the steppe phases mostly as glacials. The presence of pollen from evergreen oaks indicates warmer periods that might be called interglacials whereas the presence of only pollen from (semi) deciduous oak species indicates periods that might be called interstadials.